Lost Amid Fiery Rhetoric: Progress Toward Closing Guantanamo

February 23, 2015 5:12 AM

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Thirty-five-year-old Abdalmalik Wahab had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years without charge when he got some good news: The U.S. government was no longer interested in holding him.

A panel made up of representatives of six government agencies, including the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, determined on Dec. 5 that Abdalmalik was "almost certainly" a member of al-Qaida at one point but it was no longer worth keeping him at the U.S. ba...

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