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Close Guantanamo

Rather than keeping us safer, the prison at Guantanamo weakens American national security.

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July 30, 2015
Yesterday a HuffPost/YouGov poll indicated that a majority of Americans do not believe the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay will be shut down by the end of President Obama’s term. Their...
July 29, 2015
After taking detailed notes of my week in Guantanamo Bay, I thought it would be fitting to provide some thoughts and recommendations for future observers and the Office of Military Commissions (OMC...
July 28, 2015
Last week I flew down to Guantanamo to observe the trial of Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi. Originally I was set to spend two weeks on the military base, but we were sent home early when the remaining...
July 27, 2015
Top News KENYA During his weekend visit to Kenya, President Obama urged government officials to enhance national security by ending government corruption, engaging civil society, and enhancing...
July 24, 2015
The Obama Administration reportedly is finalizing a formal plan to close the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. The plan, which was requested by...
July 22, 2015
It was revealed yesterday in The New York Times that since taking office in February, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has not approved the transfer of any Guantanamo detainees, even those cleared...
July 20, 2015
Top News KENYA President Obama will travel to Kenya this week to discuss economic development and entrepreneurism. Human Rights First urges President Obama to also use the trip to address pressing...

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Factsheet | July 06, 2015
Representatives from the House and Senate are currently in conference, negotiating the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2016. The NDAA bills from both houses contain...
Letter | May 20, 2015
May 13, 2015 Dear Representative, I am a member of a coalition of more than 60 retired general and admirals of the United States Armed Forces who have consistently worked to find a way to...
Issue Brief | May 13, 2015
National security experts and U.S. officials have long stated that the Guantanamo Bay detention center acts as a powerful propaganda symbol in terrorist groups’ recruiting materials. According to...
Factsheet | April 23, 2015
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) recently introduced proposed legislation that would effectively ban all transfers out of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility for two years. Rep. Walorski’s...