Guantanamo Detention Facility and the Future of U.S. Detention Policy, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, February 5, 2015   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the February 5, 2015 hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services entitled, "Guantanamo Detention Facility and Future of U.S. Detention Policy". From the opening statement of committee chairman John McCain: "This committee meets today to review U.S. detention policy and the President's ongoing efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For many years, I have believed that it would further U.S. national security interests to close the Guantanamo detention facility. I still do. In no way is that a criticism of the honorable service and professionalism of our men and women in uniform, who ensure that our detention operations at Guantanamo are conducted responsibly and consistent with our nation's values. […] The problem is that, for more than six years now, the Obama Administration has offered no comprehensive plan to responsibly close the Guantanamo detention facility. It has not provided the Congress with clear, compelling, and specific answers to the many challenging questions that must be resolved if the American people, and their elected representatives, are to have confidence that closing Guantanamo can be done in a way that supports our national security, rather than undermines it." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brian McKeon, Nicholas Rasmussen, Ross A. Myers.

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S. Hrg. 114--396; Senate Hearing 114-396
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