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Vote On DNI Held Up By Gitmo Concerns

Republican senators want more information on Gitmo detainees before voting on Obama's DNI nominee.

12:00 AM, Aug 4, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
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Then, in January of this year, the number of recidivists had climbed even higher. The Obama administration confirmed that the recidivism rate had risen to 20 percent, which yields an estimated 112 confirmed or suspected recidivists.

The Obama administration has released only one assessment on Gitmo recidivism, and that analysis was leaked to the NewYork Times first. It has been more than one year since then.

Sources on the Hill tell THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the Gitmo recidivism study is updated frequently. There is no reason that the Obama administration couldn’t release a new declassified version. It has simply chosen not to do so.

Will Coburn and Bond receive their briefings, as Sen. McCain did? Or will the administration continue to stonewall?

And will the public get to see an updated analysis on Gitmo recidivism any time soon?

Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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