Hot on the heels of another transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees—this time to Senagal—and amid news that nine more detainees are likely to be transferred in the next two weeks, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced legislation yesterday that would prohibit the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility as well as bar transfers of remaining detainees to any foreign country throu
Latest in Guantanamo Closure
This morning, the Department of Defense formally submitted the Obama administration's plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to Congress.
The plan is available here.
This morning, President Barack Obama delivered a statement on his plan to close Guantanamo Bay.
You can watch the statement below (begins at 34:08).
The State Department has named former National Security Council official Lee Wolosky as the new special envoy for the closure of Guantanamo Bay, reports Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald.
DefenseOne gives us the scoop on the Wolosky: