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LA Times: U.S. May Expand Use Of Afghan Prison

Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:01 pm

Brief fair use excerpts from The Los Angeles Times:

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The White House is considering whether to detain international terrorism suspects at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, senior U.S. officials said, an option that would lead to another prison with the same purpose as Guantanamo Bay, which it has promised to close.

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Without a location outside the United States for sending prisoners, the administration must resort to turning the suspects over to foreign governments, bringing them to the U.S. or even killing them.

In one case last year, U.S. special operations forces killed an Al Qaeda-linked suspect named Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in a helicopter attack in southern Somalia rather than trying to capture him, a U.S. official said. Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him, the official added.

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I see this as the inevitable response to criticisms of what to do with Bad People™.

U.S. may expand use of its prison in Afghanistan
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