Get Political Wire by Email:



May 23, 2013


Obama Restarts Bid to Shut Guantanamo

The Obama administration is set to restart transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "kick-starting a long-stalled drive to close the prison," the Wall Street Journal reports.

In a speech today, President Obama "will reassert his case that closing Guantanamo is crucial to U.S. counterterrorism goals. While he isn't planning to detail how to speed up transfers from the prison, officials said the president in coming weeks plans to lift the administration's prohibition on sending detainees to Yemen."














POLITICAL WIRE PODCAST

Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.


FREE NEWSLETTER




TRENDING VIDEO







PARTNERS











FOLLOW US