When the government released a redacted copy of a declaration by the chief of Guantanamo detention security, they evidently forgot they had already released an earlier version. The result was a jumble of conflicting redactions, one of which highlighted claims about staffing problems at the DoD prison camp. Behind the claims, though, appeared to be both an attempt to cover up the death of a detainee last year, and a maneuver to keep attorney-client meetings in the same camp where a sophisticated surveillance program was discovered earlier this year: another example about how nothing we hear from the government about Guantanamo is straight-forward.
|By: Jeff Kaye Thursday August 8, 2013 12:48 am|
|By: Jeff Kaye Thursday July 18, 2013 2:56 am|
SOUTHCOM’s General Kelly files a declaration with the court that draws on an investigation into the death of Adnan Latif to justify a policy of genital searches at Guantanamo. It’s no surprise that he misrepresents the conclusions of that report for his own purposes. Those conclusions paint a damning picture of command failure and non-accountability at the Cuban-based U.S. prison.