WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says the number of Guantanamo Bay
detainees who rejoined terrorist missions after being released is
on the rise.
Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Tuesday that 61 detainees
are believed as of last month to have returned to the fight against
the United States since being released.
That's up from 37 detainees who were either known or suspected
of rejoining terror efforts, although Morrell did not immediately
know since when.
The new figures come as President-elect Barack Obama prepares to
issue an executive order during his first week in office to close
the military prison.