Against the backdrop of President Obama’s insistence on proceeding with closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility despite rising opposition from American citizens and their elected representatives, the Center for Security Policy (CSP) has announced the release of the latest in its Occasional Paper Series, Keep Gitmo Going: The case for retaining the vital detention and interrogation facility at Guantanamo Bay
The white paper identifies the national security, public safety, and legal challenges associated with closing Guantanamo and transferring detainees to the United States or to foreign custody. Anywhere from 10-20 percent of the nearly 500 detainees released from Guantanamo have returned to the battlefield in some capacity. These were the “benign” detainees, one can only imagine the rate of recidivism of the 240 hardened terrorists still detained at Guantanamo.
For additional information on the closing of Guantanamo, visit the Coalition for Terror-Free Communities website, at: www.terrorfreecommunities.org. It is regularly updated with the latest news, reports, legislation and analyses of information related to the risks associated with the closure of Guantanamo and transfer of detainees to the United States.
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