Obama Administration Could Propose “Guantanamo North”

Posted August 31, 2015 at 5:00am

“The Obama administration is considering the option of building a ‘Guantánamo North’ from scratch as it writes a proposal to Congress on how to close the controversial prison camps in southeast Cuba by moving some captives to lockups in the United States,” the Miami Herald reports.  

“The draft plan is being written for Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s signature, according to those who have seen it, and includes legislative fixes that would allow construction or renovations of facilities in the U.S., transfers of detainees and might include housing for guards. Such a move would likely require fast-track appropriations for military construction.”  

“A Pentagon contractor would likely get the job to build the so-called Guantánamo North. But a community could get economic benefits — more military families, more housing construction, goods and services… If approved by Congress, it’s unclear how swiftly such a prison could be built.”