When Are Afghan Detainees Captured After March 9, 2012 Being Transferred? Part II

Part II- The U.S. Point of View and Multiple Interpretations of the MoU

In Part I, I discussed the signing of the MoU and the response of Afghan officials to the issue of detainees captured after March 9, 2012. Now, let us turn to the position of U.S. and allied officials.  The fact is that the U.S. continues to “process a steady stream of prisoners caught in night raids,”[1] and the U.S. <Read More>


When Are Afghan Detainees Captured After March 9, 2012 Being Transferred? Part I

When Are Afghan Detainees Captured After March 9, 2012 Being Transferred?

This two-part report will focus on Afghan detainees who have been captured and held in U.S. custody after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, and have yet to be transferred to Afghan control. Part I will provide some contextual information, as well as the various views of Afghan officials. Part II will focus on U.S. and allied <Read More>


What Will become of the Foreign Detainees Held in the Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan?

What Will become of the Foreign Detainees Held in the Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan?

Following the September 9,2012 detainee transfer into Afghan custody the United States continues to hold 50 non-Afghan detainees in the American-controlled facility in Bagram and that number may increase.[1] The 50 men are accused of being “Al-Qaeda militants” and are from “Pakistan, Arab countries and Central Asia.”[2] U.S. officials do not wish to comment on whether they were caught in Afghanistan or elsewhere.[3]

These men are not covered <Read More>