Administration Floats Idea of Moving Most Dangerous Gitmo Detainees to U.S. Prisons

The Blaze

A senior Defense Department official said Thursday that the United States may have to consider moving some of Guantanamo Bay’s most dangerous terrorist detainees to the United States, an idea that Congress has so far opposed.

Defense Undersecretary Brian McKeon told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Obama administration remains committed to closing down the detainee facilities at Guantanamo Bay, and said it continues to assess which detainees can safely be transferred and held in other countries.

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But he said he doubts all detainees will be able to be transferred, which means they may need to be housed in the United States in order to close the facility in Cuba.

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