Obama Steps Up Gitmo Reviews with Promise of More Transfers


SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Outgoing President Barack Obama appears to remain adamant in his quest to shut down the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a campaign promise he made prior to his first-term.

Some Republicans have criticized the president’s rush to close the facility, also known as Gitmo, before he leaves office.

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

In March, Paul Lewis, the Pentagon’s special envoy for the closure of the detention center, told lawmakers he was confident the facility would be closed and all the detainees released or transferred by the end of Obama’s term.

Visit our new websites featuring all the news and latest technology that is about to change the world we live in forever

“We’re closer to it than many people realize,” he declared.

In recent weeks, the Pentagon’s Office of Military Commissions has stepped up court hearings while Obama’s parole-style panel, formally known as the Periodic Review Board (PRB), has hastened detainee reviews.


All the links in Encyclopedic.co.uk stories are in RED with a Square and arrow, follow the links if you need to get more information, All our stories have all the links back to the original source, we also have other versions of the story on our website, Search our site using the link to the top left, check them all so you can decide what is the truth or copy and paste some words into google and get even more sources.

Any external stories, features, news feeds, articles or external website content, linked to from within this website (through direct links or RSS feed boxes, etc.) are the absolute, and strict, copyright of the writers, owners or publishers concerned.

Search our Site 

www.google.com

The PRB panel — which consists of one senior official from the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and State; the Joint Staff; and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence — determines whether a prisoner can be liberated or is too dangerous to release.

According to the Pentagon, the PRB “process is a discretionary, administrative interagency process to review whether continued detention of particular individuals held at Guantanamo remains necessary to protect against a continuing significant threat to the security of the United States.”

President Obama established the board in March 2011.

Of the 60 detainees still held at Guantánamo, PRB has approved 20 for release with security assurances that satisfy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and a staff or around 1,900 troops and civilians.

Last month, the Miami Herald, citing an unnamed U.S. official with the knowledge of the transfer process, reported that the Obama administration is currently not providing 30-day transfer notices to Congress as mandated by law.

“There are some additional transfers that may be taking place over the next two months,” declared Obama on November 14, noting, “There is a group of very dangerous people that we have strong evidence of having been guilty of committing terrorist acts against the United States.”

Incoming President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to keep Gitmo open and “load it up with some bad dudes.”

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans have refused to go along with Obama’s plans to shut down the military prison.

Earlier this year, the Pentagon submitted a proposal to Congress to close down the detention center. The plan requires the transfer of detainees onto to U.S. soil, a move that is banned by a bill signed into law by Obama himself.

Nevertheless, the president has blamed his inability to empty and shut down the facility on Congress.

Some lawmakers have expressed concern that given Obama’s history of circumventing the will of Congress, the president may try to do all in his power to close down Gitmo despite the law preventing him from doing so.

Obama suggested that he has considered executive options with the propensity for legal challenges that may result in charges being filed against those who carry out his orders.

“One of the things you discover about being president is that there are all these rules and norms and laws, and you got [sic] to pay attention to them. And the people who work for you are also subject to those rules and norms,” he told reporters, referring to the legislative restrictions that prevent him from closing down the Guantánamo prison.

View the original article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/breitbart/~3/VyTguTMTVf0/

In a sign that the facility may remain open after President Obama leaves office, the Navy recently announced that it was sending Rear Adm. Edward Cashman, 51, to serve as the 17th commander of prison operations at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Beware of other sites you have never heard of giving you news, a lot of them are just wanting to feed you multiple popup adverts and malware

Visit us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/notinthemainstreamnews/
We use all our content under fair use to compare who is Fake and who is not, we do not claim ownership at all, all stories are published by the owners as FREE RSS Feeds.

Othen.bizRegisteredgites.com Giteinfrance.biz – Simonothen.com = Northernsoulers.uk – LaBataille.co.uk

In the same category are

‘Archangel’ Launches on PSVR, Vive and Rift Support Coming in August Skydance Interactive’s first virtual reality game Archangel has launched with a short timed-exclusivity window on PlayStation VR. The first-person mec...
VFX Master Phil Tippett Brings His Grotesque Creations to HoloLens in ‘HoloGrid: Monster Battle’ Game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio, the production firm founded by stop-motion guru Phil Tippett, has launched HoloGrid: Monster Battle (2017) ...
‘Ready Player One’ Film Gets First Teaser Trailer Ready Player One, the upcoming film directed by Steven Spielberg based on the VR-centric novel by Ernest Cline, just saw its first teaser trailer, rel...
Marvel Studios Debuts New Cast Members, a Thor Trailer and Infinity War at SDCC This is it. The biggest event of San Diego Comic Con. Marvel Studios took the stage in Hall H to let eager fans in on some of the most anticipated mov...
DC SDCC Announcement: A New Poster, Green Lantern and More UPDATE: The cast of Justice League took the stage during Warner Bros. panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con, and we now have an idea of what’s next f...
MMO-like Dungeon Combat Game ‘Age of Heroes’ Launches From Vive X Portfolio Company Omnigames Omnigames, among one of the first companies to join HTC’s Vive X accelerator, has launched their “multiplayer combat VR game,” Age o...
VR MMORPG ‘OrbusVR’ Open Alpha Weekend Starts July 28th OrbusVR, the upcoming VR MMORPG for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, is going into a limited-time open alpha starting on July 28th, 2017 at 12 pm CT (your lo...
ARKit Project Shows Turn-by-Turn Directions in AR, Giving a Glimpse into Future of AR-enabled Maps What’s that building in the distance? Where’s the nearest Starbucks? How do I get to there from here? These are questions you’d like...
DC SDCC Updates: Krypton Gets a Trailer, The Batmobile is Unveiled and Batfleck May Be No More During San Diego Comic Con, we expect news to come out at a furious pace. Typically, we have a pretty good idea of what it’s going to be. We watch for...
MCU Updates from SDCC: Black Panther Glows, Doctor Doom Returns, and Lockjaw Is a Good Boy San Diego Comic Con is underway. The biggest pop culture convention of the year, SDCC is where all the major studios debut hotly anticipated trailers ...
Say What: Samsung’s Bixby Adds Voice Capabilities It’s heeeere! Samsung this week launched voice capabilities for Bixby in the US. Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners can now navigate mobile apps, services, and ...
‘Lone Echo’ Review – Humanity and A.I. Bond at the Ragged Edge of Space Sometimes sci-fi games need only put you head-first into a shiny new world, let you inhabit a universe seemingly ripped from TV and film, and call it ...
‘Casino VR Poker’ Holds Tournament with Real Prizes, Oculus Rift + Touch Bundles for Top 3 Players Casino VR Poker (2016), online multiplayer casino hosting live Texas hold’em, is offering real prizes in their ‘High Rollers’ poker tourna...
Google Tests Interactive Learning with VR Espresso Machine, “People learned faster and better in VR” The team behind Daydream, Google’s mobile VR platform, is currently conducting experiments with the aim of broadening virtual reality’s us...
‘Lone Echo’ and ‘Echo Arena’ Now Work on HTC Vive with ReVive Hack Platform exclusivity is a divisive issue in VR; on one hand, big financial backing helps create awesome games like Lone Echo —on the other hand, if yo...
MIT AI Gives Meaning to Social Media Food Pics There is no shame in posting filtered photos of food to social media. The #foodporn phenomenon has actually led MIT researchers to a new discovery. Sc...
Musk Says Falcon Heavy Rocket Might Explode During First Flight Space travel ain’t easy, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk knows it. Last year one of SpaceX’s rockets exploded on the launch pad causing damage that has left ...
Are Kids’ Web-Connected Toys Spying on Them? The Federal Bureau of Investigation this week released a public service announcement informing parents about potential risks of children’s smart toys....
Elon Musk Has Approval For NYC-DC Hyperloop Everyone’s favorite eccentric billionaire is at it again. Elon Musk just tweeted that he had initial approval to construct a Hyperloop route connectin...
‘Racket Fury’ Bringing Amped-up VR Ping Pong to Early Access This Week Table tennis is becoming an increasingly crowded area in the world of VR sport, and Racket Fury aims to differentiate itself with a blend of futuristi...

Special Promotion

Fancy a holiday in rural France ?

Find your ideal holiday accommodation in France, with peace of mind that all our properties are officially registered

Our aim is to provide potential holiday makers with a choice of properties, all of which are officially recognised by the French authorities as holiday lettings.  Every gite and holiday accommodation on our website is registered in France in one of two ways. It is either registered with the local Mayor as a tourism/short stay property or is is registered as a holiday letting business in France and so has a SIRET number. We will not advertise any properties unless we have seen evidence of this. If you want anymore information about this, please do contact us.

Follow us on Twitter 


Dont forget to “Like” us on Facebook


Other Video sections include:  Disclose TV – Twit Podcasts – Coming Soon our own Youtube Channel

We also recommend the excellent “No Agenda Podcast”  with Adam Curry & John C Dvorak


Comment on this story