The Seriously Questionable "Facts" about Recidivism

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The latest "Fact Sheet" issued by the Department of Defense on Guantanamo detainees is, like the three preceding it, "rife with errors, inconsistencies and inflated statistics," charges a study by the Seton Hall Center for Law and Policy. The claim – touted by the NY Times and then essentially taken back – that 74 of 530 former detainees had "re-engaged in terrorist activities" proves to be wildly inflated; the number is closer to 13, though even that could be high.

 

 

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