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Obama To Close Gitmo And Transfer Prisoners To U.S. Soil

President Obama delivered his plan to close down Guantanamo Bay in a press conference today, which is a campaign promise he made years ago when he first took office, and it’s going to be both costly and dangerous to the safety of the United States.

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In fact, his plan includes transferring detainees to U.S. soil, because, you know, what could go wrong there, right?

From Fox News:

The Pentagon has recently tried to convince lawmakers to close the detention center with a draft plan to move nearly 60 detainees to a facility on the U.S. mainland that would cost as much as $475 million to build but could save roughly $180 million in annual operating costs.

The U.S. officials say the plan to be announced Tuesday considers 13 U.S. locations — seven prison facilities in Colorado, South Carolina and Kansas already proposed and six other locations on military bases.

They also say the plan doesn’t recommend a preferred site and that cost estimates are just a starting point for negotiations with Congress.

It’s unclear whether the plan addresses what to do with any top-members of the Islamic State terror groups if they have been captured on the battlefield.

According to the officials, the U.S. facilities would cost $265 million to $305 million to operate each year. The annual operating cost for Guantanamo is $445 million, but the officials said the Cuba detention center will need about $225 million in repairs and construction costs for continued use.

Read the full story at Fox News

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