Pentagon officials and attorneys for the 450 foreign detainees held at Guantanamo Bay have always been at odds with each other, but since three prisoners committed suicide last month, the chasm between the two has only grown wider.

Earlier this month investigators probing the suicides disclosed they had seized 1,100 pounds of attorney-client-privilege material — all of the legal documents in the possession of detainees being held as enemy combatants. The move was part of an investigation into whether outsiders, possibly lawyers, were involved in a larger suicide plot.