Talk:U.S. Pentagon releases Guantanamo detainees' names

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External link[edit]

does wiknews do "external links" sections? this can be added to it (or to sources):

url = http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/foi/detainees/csrt/index.html
title = Reprocessed Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) and Administrative Review Board (ARB) Documents Released March 3, 2006
pub = US Department of Defence
date = March 3, 2006
Doldrums 07:54, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

External link added. -Edbrown05 08:07, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Cooperative[edit]

How so U.S. military not cooperative? -Edbrown05 08:07, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

'coz
  • the release was forced by federal judge rejecting DoD arguments against release, the DoD fought this all along.
  • list of detainees have not been released, what is released is a large number of documents from which the detainees have to be identified. it is unclear whether all detainees can be identified from the documents. from the AP story[italics mine]:

The names are scattered throughout the transcripts of hearings, and it was unclear how many names the documents contained. In most of the transcripts, the person speaking is identified only as "detainee." Names appear only when court officials or detainees refer to people by name.

sidenote (from the AP story)

A Pentagon lawyer delivered the documents - 60 files on a CD-ROM - about 20 minutes after the deadline at the close of business Friday. But within minutes, an officer returned and took back the CD-ROM, which contained letters from relatives of some of the prisoners that were not intended for release. A new version was provided over an hour later.

Doldrums 09:25, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
Taken individually, there may be some quotable stuff in the PDF documents. A larger context to this overall story, I think, would need to be developed in order to support any narrow and 'damning' quotes from the .PDF files released by the DoD. -Edbrown05 09:55, 4 March 2006 (UTC)