Analysis & Commentary


16th September 2016 - The Long War Journal

Estimated number of Guantanamo recidivists continues to rise

Thomas Joscelyn

The number of former Guantanamo detainees “confirmed” or “suspected” of rejoining the jihad has grown to 208, according to statistics released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) this week.

17th August 2016 - The Long War Journal

An alleged ‘agent’ of Iran transferred from Guantanamo to the UAE

Thomas Joscelyn

On Aug. 15, the Pentagon announced the transfer of 15 Guantanamo detainees to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Twelve of the men are Yemenis and the remaining three are citizens of Afghanistan.

5th August 2016 - Quoted by Lucas Tomlinson - Fox News

Pentagon: Nearly half of remaining Guantanamo detainees slated for transfer

Thomas Joscelyn

Nearly half of the detainees remaining at Guantanamo Bay are slated for transfer, a Pentagon official confirmed to Fox News.

13th July 2016 - The Long War Journal

Ex-Gitmo detainee, Islamic State’s leader in Chechnya designated by State Department

Thomas Joscelyn

The State Department announced today that two jihadists have been added to the US government’s list of designated terrorists.

13th July 2016 - Quoted by Samuel Rubenfeld - The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Names 2 Russians as Terrorists

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday said it designated two men from Russia as terrorists, and imposed sanctions on them.

13th July 2016 - Quoted by Catherine Herridge - Fox News

Ex-Gitmo detainee connected to Turkey airport attack added to US list of terrorists

A former Gitmo detainee connected to last month’s ISIS attack on the Istanbul airport that killed 45 and injured more than 230 others was officially added to the U.S. government’s list of designated terrorists Wednesday.

26th June 2016 - Quoted by Stephen F. Hayes - The Weekly Standard

An al Qaeda Veteran Released From Gitmo Has Gone Missing

Thomas Joscelyn

A veteran al Qaeda fighter, and an expert in document forgery who has decades of experience helping jihadists travel internationally without detection, has gone missing after being released from the detention facility at Guantanamo.

23rd June 2016 - The Long War Journal

Possible 9/11 hijacking recruit transferred from Guantanamo to Montenegro

Thomas Joscelyn

A Guantanamo detainee who may have been selected to participate in a canceled part of al Qaeda’s Sept. 11, 2001 hijacking plot has been transferred.

22nd April 2016 - The Long War Journal

Taliban touts Bergdahl swap as key ‘achievement’

Thomas Joscelyn

The Taliban says the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five top Taliban commanders in 2014 was a major “achievement” in its war against the West and its allies. The claim was made in a lengthy video released on the Taliban’s official website, Voice of Jihad, earlier this month.

18th April 2016 - The Long War Journal

US transfers 9 Yemeni detainees from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

Thomas Joscelyn

The Department of Defense (DOD) announced on Apr. 16 that nine Guantanamo detainees, all from Yemen, have been transferred to Saudi Arabia.

4th April 2016 - The Long War Journal

US transfers 2 Guantanamo detainees to the Republic of Senegal

Thomas Joscelyn

The Department of Defense and State Department announced today that two Libyans have been transferred from Guantanamo to the Republic of Senegal in West Africa.

16th February 2016 - Quoted by Eli Lake - Bloomberg

Military Tells Congress It Can’t Send Gitmo Detainees to U.S.

Thomas Joscelyn

Just as President Barack Obama is planning to send Congress his plan to close the Guantanamo Bay prison this year, leaders of the military say it will not transfer any detainees to the U.S., unless the law prohibiting such transfers is changed.

15th February 2016 - The Long War Journal

Ex-Guantanamo detainee prominently featured in al Qaeda propaganda

Thomas Joscelyn

Ex-Guantanamo detainee Ibrahim al Qosi has become a prominent fixture in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) propaganda since early December, when he first revealed that he is a senior leader in the group. Qosi most recently delivered a two-part critique of the Saudi monarchy,...

21st January 2016 - The Long War Journal

US transfers Egyptian Guantanamo detainee who became a ‘highly prolific source’

Thomas Joscelyn

The Defense Department announced today that Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed Al Sawah, an Egyptian who had been held at Guantanamo since 2002, has been transferred to the Government of Bosnia.

16th January 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

The Terrorists Freed by Obama

Thomas Joscelyn

The Obama administration in recent days has proclaimed a “milestone” in its efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after achieving its long-held goal of reducing the remaining population to fewer than 100 detainees. With the expedited release this month of 14...

8th January 2016 - The Long War Journal

‘High Risk’ Guantanamo Detainee Transferred to Kuwait

Thomas Joscelyn

The Defense Department announced today that Fayez al Kandari, who was detained at Guantanamo since 2002, has been transferred to his home country of Kuwait.

7th January 2016 - The Long War Journal

Ghana Falsely Claims 2 Former Guantanamo Detainees Were ‘Cleared of Any Involvement’ in Terrorism

Thomas Joscelyn

The Defense Department has announced the transfer of two Guantanamo detainees to the West African nation of Ghana. The now former detainees, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al Dhuby, are citizens of Yemen.

31st December 2015 - Quoted by Lauren Carroll- Politifact

Is Guantanamo a ‘Key Componenet’ of Terrorist Propoganda?

Thomas Joscelyn

Supporters of closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, including President Barack Obama, often refer to the military prison’s existence as a major recruitment tool for terrorist groups.

10th December 2015 - Quoted by FOX News

Former Guantanamo Detainee Appears In Latest Al Qaeda In Yemen Video

A former Guantanamo detainee has appeared in the latest video released this week by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

9th December 2015 - The Long War Journal

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Now An Al Qaeda Leader In Yemen

Thomas Joscelyn

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video featuring a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani.

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