In order for President Barack Obama to fulfill his aging campaign promise of shutting down the 12-year-old prison at Guantanamo Bay, he must charge, release or move the remaining 155 men there.
The Guantanamo Review Task Force, made up of representatives from the Defense Department, Justice Department and four other U.S. agencies, decided in 2010 that about half of the remaining detainees should be transferred to their home countries or other host countries to be resettled. The group decided 36 of the terror suspects, including accused 9-11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, should be prosecuted. Finally, the task force believes 46 of the detainees are too dangerous to release, but does not have enough evidence to charge them. Even if the prison is shut down, the government would want to move these 46 men to another detention facility and keep them there indefinitely. (A special parole board created by the president will review the indefinitely detained cases periodically to see if anyRead More »from What will happen to the remaining Guantanamo detainees?