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Obama aide: Under new Gitmo plan, some detainees would be sent to U.S.

Obama aide: Under new Gitmo plan, some detainees would be sent to U.S.

Yahoo! Politics ^ | July 25, 2015 | By Michael Isikoff

Posted on 7/25/2015, 8:21:00 PM by Brad from Tennessee

President Obama’s top counterterrorism advisor said today the White House is about to launch a new effort to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, citing escalating costs that is forcing the U.S. government to spend $3 million a year to house and care each of the 116 remaining detainees.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Conference, deputy national security advisor Lisa Monaco said the White House is drafting a plan to close the prison that it will present shortly to Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Among its details: stepping up transfers of 52 detainees who have been deemed eligible for release to other countries, while moving the rest to Supermax prisons in the United States or to military prisons where they will be tried before military commissions.

“That doesn’t mean just unlocking the door and have somebody go willy-nilly to another country,” Monaco said about the planned transfer of detainees to overseas countries. “It means a painstaking establishment of security protocols that would govern the transfer of that individual. . .

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  1. July 26, 2015 at 7:15 am

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