Not that we're trying too damn hard: the Obama administration closed the office responsible for figuring it out, and the Pentagon refuses to make use of relaxed restrictions on prisoner release granted by Congress.
Another 50 are being held--presumably until they die--because the "evidence" we have against them is the result of
This is not new, unfortunately. The US government has a long, sordid history of holding people without charges until they die, just as the US public has a long, shameful history of ignoring it.
About twenty years ago I was deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center, then at Fort Chaffee AR, for wargames. Most people don't know it, but Fort Chaffee is where we eventually sent part of the remnant population from Castro's Mariel "boat lift"to live out the rest of their lives in squalid conditions in condemned barracks. By hook and crook I got to see some of this up close, and most of what I saw was now wizened old men in their sixties and seventies, most with no teeth.
The US government gave most of the troops involved in imprisoning these folks the Humanitarian Service Award (you just can't make this stuff up).
Ironically, the two largest mass life-time detentions by the US in modern history have been overseen by the two Presidents to win the Nobel Peace Prize: Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.
For all of Carter's subsequent posturing about human rights around the world, just as with all of Obama's rhetoric on similar topics, both pursued (especially Obama) foreign and domestic policies that would have made Richard Nixon cringe.
And we continue to give President Obama a pass on it.