Accession Number : ADA493761


Title :   CTC Sentinel. Volume 1, Issue 12, November 2008. The Dilemma of the Yemeni Detainees at Guantanamo Bay


Descriptive Note : Journal


Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY COMBATING TERRORISM CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Johnsen, Gregory D ; Boucek, Christopher


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a493761.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : More than one-third of the remaining 255 detainees at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay are Yemenis, representing the single largest national contingent. Since the detention facility opened in early 2002, Yemenis have consistently comprised a sizeable percentage of the population. Other countries, most notably Saudi Arabia, have successfully repatriated many of their nationals, but Yemen has been unable to convince the United States to release detainees into its custody. There is even widespread speculation in both the United States and Yemen that the Yemeni government does not actually want the detainees back and is content to let them remain in U.S. custody. The Yemeni government, however, maintains in private its stated, public goal to return the detainees to Yemen, charge those it has evidence against and release the rest. For the United States, this has been insufficient, and it has repeatedly sought assurances from the Yemeni government that it well set standardized restrictions before any individuals are released. Part of this hesitation stems from security concerns about what would happen to the detainees once they are returned to Yemen. This article seeks to examine the dilemma posed by the detention of Yemeni nationals at Guantanamo Bay.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES , *TERRORISTS , ALGERIA , YEMEN , MILITARY PUBLICATIONS , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , PERIODICALS , SAUDI ARABIA , AFGHANISTAN , SYRIA , LEBANON , ISLAM


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE