Friday, November 28, 2014

President Obama: More Guantanamo Prisoners To Be Released

A Navy officer, center, and two Army officers enter Camp VI at the detention center at the Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Walter Michot / Miami Herald / MCT / August 6, 2012)

Obama On Gitmo: More Detainees Expected To Be Released -- Washington Times

President Obama is getting ready to release more detainees from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to reports.

After transferring five suspected terrorists from the lockup at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, or Gitmo, the Pentagon has said that more will be transferred out in December, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The increased pace of detainee releases follows the abrupt ouster this week of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who administration officials criticized to the newspaper for moving too slowly to empty Gitmo.

Mr. Obama came into office in 2009 vowing to close down the detention center that was set up after the 9/11 attacks to lock up terror suspects outside restriction of U.S. law. But the president has been unable to fulfill the promise.

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More News On Reports That More Guantanamo Detainees Are To Be Released

Pentagon prepares for more detainee releases from Guantanamo Bay -- FOX News
Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo -- NPR
Pentagon Prepares More Guantanamo Releases -- WSJ
Pentagon Plans to Transfer More Guantanamo Detainees -- Telesur

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