Posted August 6, 2013 at 10:50am
The Washington Post looks at the US military’s “shadowy” detention facility at Bagram air force base in Afghanistan, calling it “The Second Guantanamo.”
“The United States holds 67 non-Afghan prisoners there, including some described as hardened al-Qaeda operatives seized from around the world in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks… None of the prisoners have been formally tried. Many have been cleared for release by informal military review boards, but most of those were never freed. Because the detention center is on Afghan soil, U.S. forces are technically obliged to shutter it when their combat role here formally ends in December 2014.”
Crossposted from Wonk Wire.