Yesterday morning, President Trump appears to have been watching Fox & Friends when he saw a troubling statistic: 122 former Guantánamo detainees have re-engaged in terrorism after their release. So the President took to Twitter:
Latest in recidivism
This past Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced renewed efforts by Iraqi forces to retake western Mosul from ISIL, which would include about 450 U.S. advisers “operating closer and deeper into Iraqi formations,” according to Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend. News of the surge was eclipsed, however, by a suicide bombing carried out by the Islamic State. The attack consisted of three vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, commonly called VBIEDs.
Yesterday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released its bi-annual report on the "Reengagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba." According to the report, the number of former detainees released by the Obama administration suspected of reengaging in the fight has doubled—from 6 to 12—since the ODNI released its
The latest ODNI recidivism report can be found here. Its predecessor, which was released in March, is available here.
A few brief takeaways: