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New Guantnamo intelligence upends old worst of the worst assumptions
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of Miami Herald

Miami Herald, September 30, 2016
Posted: October 23rd, 2016

An ongoing review shows the U.S. intelligence community has been debunking long-held myths about some of the worst of the worst at Guantnamo, some of them still held today. The retreat emerges in a series of unclassified prisoner profiles released by the Pentagon in recent years, snapshots of much larger dossiers the public cannot see, prepared for the Periodic Review Board examining the Pentagons forever prisoner population. It was clear early on that the intelligence was grossly wrong, said Mark Fallon, a retired 30-year federal officer who between 2002 and 2004 was Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Defenses Criminal Investigation Task Force. Most werent battlefield captives, he said, calling many bounty babies - men captured by Afghan warlords or Pakistani security forces and sent to Guantnamo on the sketchiest bit of intelligence with nothing to corroborate. They ended up with a lot of false information based on some pretty poor interrogations being done partly by military interrogators in that time frame. Fallon ... is in the final stages of publishing a book of his criticisms and said in a recent interview that its no surprise that early prisoner profiles are imploding under Periodic Review Board scrutiny. In the early years, according to one analyst who worked there, Guantnamos Joint Intelligence Group was looking for anything you can pin on these guys. The intelligence unit was picking up on one or two things and holding on to it tightly like it was gospel.

Note: US officials have been aware for years that many Guantnamo detainees were innocent or only low-level operatives. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles about corruption in government and in the intelligence community.

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