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Guantanamo Transfers to Restart This Summer

“The Obama administration intends to transfer up to 10 detainees from the Guantanamo detention center to other countries this month,” Defense One reports, “the first since transfers came to a pregnant pause in January.”  

“Of the prison’s 122 detainees, 57 have been cleared for transfer to other countries by the Pentagon as part of an interagency review. Last year, the Obama administration sped up transfers in a race to empty the detention center before the Republican-led Congress could block attempts to close it. Those transfers came to a halt in January.”  

“These would be the first prisoners to leave Guantanamo under new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter… For Carter and others in the Obama administration, the official said, ‘There’s a been a lot of oversight and follow-up on the Hill, explaining why a specific transfer meets the statute; why somebody, who hypothetically is in Guantanamo because they’re not a choir boy, that threat can be substantially mitigated.'”

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