Middle East

July 9, 2014

Unprepared U.S. officials missed Baghdadi’s likely al Qaida connection during 2004 detention

When the U.S. military detained Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Iraq in 2004, it was too inexperienced at dealing with suspected terrorists to know what kind of threat he potentially posed when it released him just 10 months later, those who worked in the military detention system at that time now concede.

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