- NPRAug 26 02:35 PM
President Obama's plan to close Guantanamo lacks a crucial element: a U.S. prison to hold captives too dangerous to release. The Pentagon is considering military prisons in Kansas and South Carolina.
- Washington PostAug 10 05:39 PM
President Obama?s plan to close the prison in Cuba before he leaves office faces numerous hurdles.
- Lawrence Journal-WorldAug 27 01:13 PM
Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins said that prisoners being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should stay there indefinitely, and she strongly opposes any plans to transfer them to military prisons in Kansas or South Carolina. Jenkins was in Lawrence Thursday to meet with area small business owners. By Peter Hancock
- The Wall Street JournalAug 23 03:04 PM
The president is willing to gamble on U.S. security for the sake of his personal legacy.
- Los Angeles TimesAug 18 03:18 AM
The Pentagon is sending evaluation teams to assess several military and federal prisons as possible replacements for the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but Congress appears determined to prevent President Obama from closing the controversial facility for suspected terrorists before...
- Reuters via Yahoo! NewsAug 20 02:21 PM
By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Teams working on plans to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay have been visiting detention facilities in the United States to identify sites where war prisoners could be held long term, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday. Carter said Defense Department assessment teams had visited the U.S. Army detention facility at Leavenworth ...
- Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsAug 25 01:21 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The governors of South Carolina and Kansas wrote to the Obama administration on Tuesday, threatening to sue if detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are brought to military installations in either state.
- BloombergAug 18 03:34 AM
The Obama administration is considering military prisons in Kansas or South Carolina to hold suspected terrorists so it can close the one at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday.
- The GuardianAug 25 04:00 AM
Bulk of remaining detainees – who US politicians refer to as ‘worst of the worst’ – were rounded up by Pakistani and Afghan spies, warlords and security services Only three of the 116 men still detained at Guantánamo Bay were apprehended by US forces, a Guardian review of military documents has uncovered. The foundations of the guilt of the remaining 113, whom US politicians often refer to as ...
- Reuters via Yahoo! NewsAug 13 07:42 PM
Before midnight on Friday, President Barack Obama's Justice Department is due to either block or accept a legal request to free a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who weighs 74 pounds (33.5 kg) after an eight-year hunger strike. Lawyers for the detainee, Tariq Ba Odah, say the way the department decides will be the clearest indication yet of how serious Obama is about closing the detention center before...