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The Associated Press reports that the US military is ramping up security at a new jailhouse for GuantÃ¡namo detainees (9-23). Why?
"[T]o protect guards after a spate of attacks and evidence that detainees have organized themselves into groups to mount uprisings, officials said."
The article then quotes a Navy officerâ€™s description of three recent detainee suicides as "not an act of desperation but an act of asymmetric warfare against us."
The AP evidently considers documented suicides, hunger strikes, and other crises mere background details to highlight the official explanation of detainee resistance.
TNS has been reporting on GuantÃ¡namo since our founding, but unlike our corporate competition, we do not take government claims at face value. Our reporting has always drawn from the accounts of prisoners and their legal advocates, putting the focus on the people most affected, and most often silenced, by indefinite detention at GuantÃ¡namo.
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