- To identify the detainees who remain in Guantanamo and evaluate the danger posed by the detainees who have returned to the battlefield.
- To assess the implications the closure of the facility would have on the United States’ national security interests.
- Almost 800 terrorist detainees have been held at Guantanamo Bay since January 2002. Currently, 80 individuals remain detained in Guantanamo.
- President Obama inherited a population of mostly high-risk detainees when he took office, and has transferred 144 of those detainees.
- President Obama delivered a plan to Congress to close Guantanamo Bay that entailed transferring most of the remaining detainees to other countries with others transferred to an undetermined facility in the United States.
- The Director of National Intelligence published a report detailing that 118 of the 676 detainees transferred returned to battle, and another 86 are suspected of having returned to
Witnesses and testimonies
|Mr. Thomas Joscelyn||Senior Fellow||Foundation for Defense of Democracies||Document|
|Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.)||Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Cole||Document|
|Mr. Jay Alan Liotta||Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Detainee Affairs||U.S. Department of Defense||Document|
|Mr. Alberto Mora||Senior Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy||Harvard Kennedy School||Document|