One of many tools used to grow and spread the al Qaeda type of international and state criminal terrorism for over a decade might finally be easier to shutdown, defeating the obstruction by those who rubber stamped it's creation, the shame from will last for decades! Created and supported by a once, and still, touted leading civil society, and leading law abiding who spearheaded the writings of international human rights laws, that condemns others, still, for similar acts of inhumanity, as we continue saying 'God Bless America!'!!
12/09/2013 - The Senate and House Armed Services committees have reached a deal that would, for the first time, loosen restrictions that impede the Pentagon's ability to transfer Guantanamo detainees to foreign countries, making it slightly easier for the Obama administration to pursue the president's longstanding goal of closing the detention facilities.
The compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 would expand the executive branch's ability to transfer Guantanamo prisoners to other countries, while maintaining the ban on bringing them to the United States. The proposed NDAA would allow detainees to be sent to Yemen, but would require the administration to report on the Yemen government's ability to detain, rehabilitate or prosecute them.
Under the deal, the military wouldn't receive any money to build new Guantanamo detention facilities or upgrade the old ones. It would also ban the use of Defense Department funds for constructing or modifying any military facilities in the U.S. to house Guantanamo detainees through all of 2014.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said at a press conference that the compromise "gives flexibility to the president to transfer detainees from Guantanamo to third countries." read more>>>