No time now for any analysis, but the Washington Post has a good piece on it. Among other key excerpts:
About 10 percent of the 240 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when President Obama took office were “leaders, operatives and facilitators involved in plots against the United States,” but the majority were low-level fighters, according to a previously undisclosed government report. About 5 percent of the detainees could not be categorized at all.
The final report by the Guantanamo Review Task Force recommends that 126 of the detainees be either transferred home or to a third country; that 36 be prosecuted in either federal court or a military commission; and that 48 be held indefinitely under the laws of war. A group of 30 Yemenis was also approved for release if security conditions in their home country improved.
It remains unclear if the administration can now gain enough support on Capitol Hill to move forward with its plans to buy a state prison in Illinois to replace Guantanamo, where 181 detainees remain. Key committees in both the House and Senate this month introduced language into defense bills that would bar funding for any such facility in the United States.
The report said those recommended for indefinite detention had significant roles in al-Qaeda or the Taliban and advanced training or expertise. It also noted that “some detainees designated for detention have, while at Guantanamo, expressly stated or otherwise exhibited an intent to reengage in extremist activity upon release.”
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