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A tongue lashing in a Houston courthouse has the Justice Department in high dudgeon.
The action may help speed up proceedings at Guantanamo but is at odds with the agency’s view of the report.
American Kayla Mueller, 26, who traveled there to help refugees escape civil war, was killed in 2015.
Alexanda Kotey was one of a group of Britons, including the man known as “Jihadi John,” who brutalized prisoners.
The agency circulates false information among its employees to protect operations, but critics say the practice can distort the record.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter agreed with the Army’s recommendation and pronounced the matter closed.
Eight people involved with the group occupying a remote refuge were arrested and one killed during the arrests, authorities said.
The former wartime commander and CIA director ended up with a misdemeanor plea agreement.
A third declined to accept a resettlement offer, citing personal reasons.
The fates of a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran and a businessman who was arrested in October remain unknown.