Director of National Intelligence Alert: 598 detainees have been transferred out of U.S. custody at Guantanamo. One out of every four of the 598 former detainees is now considered a confirmed or suspected recidivist by the U.S. government — 150 former Guantanamo detainees are either “confirmed or suspected of reengaging in terrorist or insurgent activities.
Guantánamo Bay is a detainment facility of the United States located in Cuba. The facility was established in 2002 by the Bush Administration to hold detainees from the war in Afghanistan and later Iraq. It is operated by the Joint Task Force Guantánamo of the United States government in Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, which is on the shore of Guantánamo Bay. The detainment areas consist of three camps: Camp Delta (which includes Camp Echo), Camp Iguana, and Camp X-Ray, the last of which has been closed.