What should happen to the remaining detainees at Guantanamo Bay? Should the facility remain open? Should those who remain be transferred out for prosecution?
FOX’s Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge has more on those unanswered questions as part of our ongoing series on national security:
While President Obama says the time to close Guantanamo is overdue, critics including Republican Congressman Peter King says the administration and its supporters are ignoring the facts — that nearly 30% of the detainees who were released, have returned to terrorism.
King: “One, I don’t believe that they can be guaranteed that they can be kept in prison and they won’t be able to escape. Secondly, those who go through these retraining or rehabilitation programs. The success rate is not that high.”
Even if the White House backed Senate bill gets through, there will be opposition from House Republicans who approved a measure to further restrict Guantanamo transfers earlier this year.
In Washington, Catherine Herridge, FOX News Radio.
Editor’s Note: An amendment put forward by the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin, would give the President more flexibility to transfer the remaining 164 detainees to U.S. soil for pre-trial detention, prosecution and medical treatment.