President Outlines Plans to Close Guantanamo

In an effort to make good on campaign promises, President Obama reaffirmed on Feb. 23 his commitment to closing the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Southern Command Seeks to Rebuild Guantanamo Facility

Following the 2014 midterm elections and subsequent power shift in the U.S. Congress, the Pentagon’s Southern Command will again seek funding to rebuild a prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Repairs and Additions Needed at Guantanamo

The United States Southern Command is requesting up to $170 million to construct an additional prison building, new barracks and a new mess hall in for the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention camp.

President Obama Reluctantly Signs Bill Limiting Guantanamo Transfers

President Barack Obama recently signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, while simultaneously objecting to several provisions in the bill that congress intended to use to decrease the president’s ability to move detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

New Report Reignites Debate Over Guantanamo Detainees

The debate over closing Guantanamo Bay reentered the Washington political landscape in the final days of November, when a report by the Government Accountability Office indicated over 100 prisons in the United States were capable of securely holding Guantanamo Bay detainees.