A Few Bad Men—and More

'The Mauritanian’ is a gripping Guantánamo drama, but it lets military officials off the hook


The Mauritanian, now streaming on Amazon Prime, is a moving cinematic drama based on Guantánamo Diary, the best-selling 2015 memoir by former prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi. The saga traces his rendition from his West African homeland to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where he was brutally tortured and detained without charge for 14 years as a suspect in the post…

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