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Posted by trailing wife 2012-07-08 00:00||
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#1 What happens to captured enemy in A'stan these days? Do they get released or are they allowed to be broken out instead? One never hears of punishment.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-07-08 06:44||
#2 The term "captured" and "POW" are no longer used. Personnel are now "detained" by ISAF if, if, if there is enough evidence to warrant detainment. Interrogation follows detainment. If they have been detained previously and registered in the biometric program (identification system), their activities are weighed against previous activities and their status on the 'bad guy' list. A determination (by lawyers) is made regarding their future status, ie, furture detainment and eventual trial, or release. It is not at all uncommon to detain personnel who have been previously detained a number of times. If insufficient evidence is found to further detain the individual, he is usually released within a couple of weeks. If a solid case is established from the field, the detainee can then be transferred to the prison at Sarposa or the huge facility at Bagram in a pre-trial status.
To say this is a difficult, frustrating process is an understatement. For quite obvious political reasons, a bulging GITMO and large, heavily populated, host nation prisons is not where the administration is going.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-08 07:15||
#3 "dead" is better
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-08 08:58||
#4 Thank you, Frank G.
Hat tip to Stephen King; re: Pet Semetary. A great horror novel! From right around the time King transformed from auteur to hack.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2012-07-08 18:37||