Regarding your recent editorial on the president's desire to close the detention facility at Guantanamo, please explain — by giving examples — how "experience [has shown] that detainees can be repatriated without putting us at risk" ("Closing Guantanamo," Jan. 9).

I find that statement hard to believe. Also, please explain how most detainees "are either low-level Taliban fighters, or people with no connection to terrorism at all" given your later statement that "two dozen inmates are simply too dangerous to release." I calculate that about 25 percent are too dangerous to release, which seems like a high proportion.

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While backing up these claims, how about giving us the whereabouts and activities of the five terrorists that President Barack Obama traded for the deserter Bowe Bergdahl, along with whatever happened to his review. Doesn't The Sun have any intellectual curiosity?

Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville

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