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Members of ‘Leavenworth 10’ languish in military prison, while Gitmo detainees freed

by SOFREP Mar 22, 2016
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Members of ‘Leavenworth 10’ languish in military prison, while Gitmo detainees freed

The Obama administration is emptying the military’s Guantanamo Bay detention facility of avowed terrorists captured fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, but several American service members languish in another military prison for actions on those same battlefields that their supporters say merit clemency, if not gratitude.

Among the prison population at Fort Leavenworth, in Kansas, are remaining members of the so-called “Leavenworth 10,” convicted service members doing terms ranging from 10 to 40 years for heat-of-the-battle decisions their supporters say saved American lives.

“The very people who protect our freedoms and liberties are having their own freedoms and liberties taken away,” said retired U.S. Army Col. Allen West, a former congressman and political commentator. “I think it’s appalling and no one is talking about this issue.”

The “Leavenworth 10” is the name given to a fluctuating number of men housed at Leavenworth for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan that their supporters say were justified. Over the years, a handful have been paroled, and more have been incarcerated.

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  • SUDS

    SUDS · 4 years ago

    If this is true, and I have a hard time believing 100% of a news channel report, this just makes me sick. Killing two confirmed enemy scouts? There has to be more to this story. If the enemy is there, unless it can provide legitimate Intel, the enemy goes. At least that is what I gathered in history classes and the study of war

  • CSAR1

    CSAR1 · 4 years ago

    Wow, some of these cases would NOT hold up in criminal court. No bodies, no evidence someone was even killed! Crazy!

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