Independent Investigative Journalism Since 1995

donate.jpg (7556 bytes)
Make a secure online contribution
Go to to post comments

Get email updates:

RSS Feed
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to Google

contactContact Us

Order Now


Bush End Game
George W. Bush's presidency since 2007

Bush - Second Term
George W. Bush's presidency from 2005-06

Bush - First Term
George W. Bush's presidency, 2000-04

Who Is Bob Gates?
The secret world of Defense Secretary Gates

2004 Campaign
Bush Bests Kerry

Behind Colin Powell's Legend
Gauging Powell's reputation.

The 2000 Campaign
Recounting the controversial campaign.

Media Crisis
Is the national media a danger to democracy?

The Clinton Scandals
Behind President Clinton's impeachment.

Nazi Echo
Pinochet & Other Characters.

The Dark Side of Rev. Moon
Rev. Sun Myung Moon and American politics.

Contra Crack
Contra drug stories uncovered

Lost History
America's tainted historical record

The October Surprise "X-Files"
The 1980 election scandal exposed.

From free trade to the Kosovo crisis.

Other Investigative Stories



Pentagon 'Terrorist' List Questioned

July 16, 2009

The Pentagon is again alleging that about one in seven released Guantanamo Bay detainees is suspected -- or has been confirmed -- as having returned to terrorism, a point that Republicans and former Bush administration officials have cited in opposing President Barack Obama’s plan for closing the notorious prison.

But McClatchy’s Pentagon correspondent Nancy Youssef says the Pentagon’s list remains highly suspect since many of the supposed recidivist “terrorists” aren’t identified and it’s unclear what standards are being applied to justify including their names on the list.

(The story summary continues below.)

More at The Real News

Youssef examined the case of one Afghan tribal leader who is included on the list and notes the lack of evidence that was used to justify his initial imprisonment as well as the contradictory information about his recent activities. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

To comment to us by e-mail, click here.

homeBack to Home Page is a product of The Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc., a non-profit organization that relies on donations from its readers to produce these stories and keep alive this Web publication.

To contribute, click here. To contact CIJ, click here.