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May 14, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Major Gen. Michael Lehnert, the first commander of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, today urged Members of Congress to reject an amendment to the...
May 11, 2015
Top News Gulf Leaders to the U.S. Gulf state leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman will meet with President Obama this week at Camp David. Last...
May 07, 2015
On Monday retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called for the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to be “put to an end … as promptly as possible.” Noting the astounding costs of the...
May 06, 2015
On Monday, Senators Feinstein, Leahy, and Durbin sent a letter to President Barack Obama reminding him of his 2009 executive order to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
April 30, 2015
It’s not that Congress doesn’t work hard enough.  It’s that too many members work way too hard to undermine the goals of U.S. national security and fiscal prudence. That’s what happened...
April 27, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged lawmakers to reject provisions in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would increase onerous and unnecessary requirements...
April 22, 2015
Washington, D.C.—National security experts welcomed today's reports suggesting that the Obama Administration intends to move forward with the transfer of ten detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,...

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May 5, 2014

A year later, there are calls to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, as well as calls to extend its reach to Benghazi, Boko Haram, and beyond. While there has been a quickening pace in detainee transfers out of Guantanamo, the military commission proceedings continue to spark legal challenges and progress at a painfully slow pace. There also remains controversy over the lack of transparency and apparent mistakes in the United States' targeted killing programs.

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Factsheet | June 04, 2015
Last month, the House and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) passed their versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2016. Both bills contain unwise and...
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...