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Terrorist Detainees Latest Broadcasts

24th May 2016 – Fox News

Special Report with Bret Baier

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the future of Guantanamo Bay, inmate recidivism, and why the Obama Administration is taking on the added risk of releasing prisoners. more...

23rd May 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss the military operation to oust ISIS from Fallujah and Gitmo detainees. more...

29th February 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Bill Roggio and Thomas Joscelyn discuss Guantanamo Bay and the OBL documents. more...

24th February 2016 – ABC KSRO

Morning News

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May discusses Pres. Obama's plan to close Guantanamo Bay. more...

15th January 2016 – FOX News

Special Report with Bret Baier

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn comments on risks posed by Gitmo detainees. more...

12th January 2016 – FOX News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellow Thomas Joscelyn comments on terrorist detainees, al-Qaeda, and ISIS. more...

12th January 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD senior fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio comment on the latest from The Long War Journal. more...

29th January 2015 – Fox News

America’s Newsroom

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn on the significance of prisoner swaps with jihadist groups. more...

22nd December 2014 – 77 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellows Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio discuss US boots on the ground in Iraq, released Guantanamo detainees, and much more with John Batchelor. more...

20th December 2014 – Fox News

America’s News HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz comments on the recent release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay. more...

6th November 2014 – Fox News

Special Report with Bret Baier

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn comments on the recent return of a Guantanamo detainee to Kuwait. more...

7th April 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn, Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in Egypt and a former Guantanamo detainee found dead in Syria. more...

6th January 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

An ex-Guantanamo detainee, Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim al Khalifah, has reportedly traveled from Bahrain to join the jihad in Syria. more...

27th September 2013 – Fox News

Special Report

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD's Tom Joscelyn comments on the whereabouts of former Guantanamo Bay detainees and their return to the fight. more...

30th April 2013 – BBC Radio 5

Up All Night

Clifford D. May

President Obama’s declaration that he wants to close the camp at Guantanamo Bay and the current hunger strike as well. more...

29th April 2013 – NPR

The Diane Rehm Show

Clifford D. May

More than half the detainees at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo are on a hunger strike. Their lawyers as well as military officials say the protest reflects the level of despair felt by the prisoners there. more...

25th April 2013 – NPR

To The Point

Clifford D. May

Does the US Still Need the Prison at Guantanamo Bay? Barack Obama's first presidential order was to close Guantánamo Bay. Even George W. Bush agreed. But as he began his second term... more...

24th April 2013 – Al Jazeera English

The Stream

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

More than half of the 166 detainees at Guantanamo Bay are now on a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention by the US military. Although most low-level detainees have... more...

23rd April 2013 – C-SPAN

Washington Journal

Clifford D. May

FDD's Cliff May debates Hina Shamsi about the legal definition of an “enemy combatant” and the significance, history, and use of the term. They debated the implications of the Obama administration’s... more...

26th March 2013 – Fox News

Happening Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer analyzes the Obama administration's decision to try al Qaeda spokesman Abu Ghaith in a civilian court rather than a military tribunal and assesses whether this decision diminishes his intelligence value. more...

Experts

David B. Rivkin

Senior Fellow

Thomas Joscelyn

Senior Fellow

Events

22nd February 2013 - 9:30 AM

Policy Under Fire: How Should the US Handle the Non-Criminal Detention of Violent Non-State Actors?

A Conversation with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Dawit Giorgis, Raha Wala and Ben Wittes

Militant fighters have been captured during the war in Mali. This raises questions about whether the American and European positions on preventive detention rest on shaky foundations. Does the fact that Western nations don't do preventive detentions in some way encourage killing rather than capturing enemy forces?

15th October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Is Al-Qaeda Dead? An Experts Debate

In Collaboration with the New America Foundation

While some counterterrorism analysts and officials say that U.S. military efforts over the past 11 years have resulted in the defeat of al-Qaeda, others argue that the terrorist organization is more durable than that. The successes won by the CIA drone program in Pakistan’s tribal regions and the symbolic killing of Osama bin Laden might be tempered by the growing strength of al-Qaeda's affiliates in countries such as Yemen, Somalia, and Libya. On the other hand, many point out that al-Qaeda has failed to carry out a large-scale terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11.