After Gitmo, A Talib Takes Revenge

The U.S. military has taken heat lately for holding and in some cases abusing innocent civilians in its prisons abroad. But at least one Guantanamo detainee, Taliban commander Mullah Shahzada, has proved anything but harmless. Soon after he was released last July--military officials believed there was no cause to hold him--Shahzada seized control of Taliban operations in southern Afghanistan. He recruited fighters by telling harrowing tales of his supposed ill-treatment in the cages of Guantanamo. He proved to be an effective insurgent. A Taliban source told TIME that it was Shahzada who masterminded a jailbreak in Kandahar in October, when 41...

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