GTMO Reengagement

Mr. Obama has repeatedly vowed to close GTMO, but congressional lawmakers in both parties continue to block his efforts based on serious concerns about U.S. national security.  The opposition is warranted and growing as the Administration is racing to release or transfer dangerous detainees before the President leaves office.  Don’t take our word for it.  Just take a look at the false from the latest transfer of 15 detainees to the United Arab Emirates on August 14th, which includes the transfer of a detainee the Obama Administration was previously holding for prosecution.

Fox News summed up recent administration positions on the issue and the Chairman's reaction.


In 2011-2012, the Committee conducted an in-depth study of the past and present procedures used to identify and manage the detainees dispatched from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.  This work was undertaken amidst concern about the number of former detainees who had been “confirmed” or “suspected” of “reengaging” in “terrorist or insurgent activities” by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The report, which the American Library Association named one of twenty “notable” federal documents published in 2012, is linked below.

Leaving Guantanamo - Policies, Pressures, and Detainees Returning to the Fight (14mb pdf)