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Dempsey “concerned” about releasing Gitmo prisoners – CNN

According to a February 14, 2012 article in CNN's national security blog, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, expressed concerns about "transferring prisoners from Guantanamo in a deal to bring the Taliban to the negotiation table."

CNN quoted a portion of General Dempsey's testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee where he stated that he is "concerned about our ability to maintain vigilance and control of those individuals" if they are released.  According to the article, Secretary of Defense Panetta told the committee that "no prisoner would be transferred out without his certification that they will not return to battlefield, a requirement created by Congress."

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