Established in 2002, the Guantanamo Bay detention camp has played a crucial role in the Global War on Terror. While the Obama administration has repeatedly expressed its intention to close the facility, it has yet to make good on its promise. Despite Obama’s pledges, bipartisan support in Congress for the facility remains strong, as both Democrats and Republicans recognize the administration lacks an effective plan to counter recidivism issues associated with relocated prisoners. For ongoing coverage and analysis on Guantanamo Bay, keep updated with AEI's foreign and defense policy scholars.
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There he goes again. At a press conference in Brussels Thursday, President Obama was asked if he was surprised by the controversy over his decision to trade Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders.
Officials at Guantanamo Bay are once again being falsely accused of “torture” — this time for using nasogastric feeding tubes to sustainterrorist detainees who are on a hunger strike.
Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a West Point graduate, has just returned from visiting Gitmo. He will sit down with AEI's Marc Thiessen for a conversation on the facility and the implications its closure could have for America's security. A brief Q&A will follow.
Readers and listeners to President Obama’s speech today at the National Defense University, billed as a major address on terrorism policy, could be forgiven for thinking the speech just a re-hash of old policies.