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07.23.20

The 60th Annual NDAA Supports A Robust U.S. Military

The Senate 'Soundly Rejected' A Radical Amendment Supported by Prominent Democrats To Slash Funding For Defense, And Then Advanced The Strong FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act To Protect America, Give A Raise To Our Troops, And Respond To Challenges From Our Adversaries The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, With Broad Senate Support, Will Sustain And Enhance America's Military And Strategic Deterrence SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This week, the… Continue Reading


06.27.19

‘Arguably The Most Important Piece Of Legislation That Congress Considers Every Year’

This Year's Defense Authorization Provides $750 Billion For National Defense, Including Pay Raises For Our Military, Upgraded Equipment And Capabilities, And The Resources To Strengthen Our Alliances And Confront 'Threats From Great Power Competitors And Rogue Regimes' The Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act by an overwhelming bipartisan 86-8 vote. (S. 1790, Roll Call Vote #188: Passed 86-8, 6/27/2019) 'Ensures The United States Military Will Sustain Its Pl… Continue Reading


09.20.16

‘Number Of Guantanamo Recidivists Continues To Rise’

Even As 'The President Is Still Aiming To Close The Prison At Guantanamo Bay' SEN. KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH): "The more Americans understand about the terrorist activities and affiliations of these detainees, the more they will oppose the administration's terribly misguided plans to release them." (Sen. Ayotte, Press Release, 8/10/16) 30% Of Former Gitmo Prisoners Are Confirmed Or Suspected Of Reengaging In Terrorist Activities "The number of former Guantanamo detainees 'confirmed' or 'suspected'… Continue Reading


06.08.16

‘Scrambling To Release As Many Prisoners As Possible’

SEC DEF: 'We're Not Going To Be Able To Close Gitmo By Magically Making Safe Everybody Who's In There' "Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo: The Obama administration … officials are scrambling to release as many prisoners as possible…" ("Obama Administration Rushing To Shrink Ranks At Guantanamo," AP, 6/5/16) "[T]here have been Americans that have died because of Gitmo detainees." (Defense Department Special Envoy For Guantanamo Closure, 3/23/16) 'Obama… Continue Reading


06.07.16

Gitmo: ‘Obama Administration Rushing To … Release As Many Prisoners As Possible’

'There Have Been Americans That Have Died Because Of Gitmo Detainees' SEN. KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH): "[T]he administration continues to dangerously release terrorists from Guantanamo and unnecessarily put Americans at increased risk in order to fulfill a misguided campaign promise-all while refusing to level with the American people regarding the detainees' terrorist risks, activities, and affiliations." (Sen. Ayotte, Press Release, 4/18/2016) "Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guanta… Continue Reading


03.31.16

Gitmo Detainees: How Many More Will Rejoin Terror Groups?

'There Have Been Americans That Have Died Because Of Gitmo Detainees' "The Pentagon plans to transfer about a dozen inmates of the Guantanamo military prison to at least two countries that have agreed to take them, a U.S. official said on Wednesday…" ("Pentagon To Send About A Dozen Guantanamo Inmates To Other Countries Soon," Reuters, 3/30/16) "The first of the transfers are expected in the next few days and the others will take place in coming weeks, said the official, who spoke … Continue Reading


03.08.16

‘Doubled’: Former Gitmo Prisoners ‘Suspected Of Rejoining Militants’

Obama Administration Bemoans: They're 'Not Supposed To Be Doing That' 'The Number Of Former Guantanamo Bay Prison Inmates Who Are Suspected Of Having Returned To Fighting For Militants Doubled' "The number of former Guantanamo Bay prison inmates who are suspected of having returned to fighting for militants doubled to 12 in the six months through January, the Obama administration said on Monday. . . According to figures released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI… Continue Reading


02.24.16

‘Last-Ditch Gitmo Plan Falls Flat’

'Plan Leaves Everyone Unhappy', 'Virtually No One Is Impressed' Lacking In Specifics, 'The Plan Was A Nonstarter' "Virtually no one is impressed with President Barack Obama's latest plan to close Guantanamo Bay" ("Obama's Gitmo Plan Leaves Everyone Unhappy," Politico, 2/23/16) "The administration struggled on Tuesday to explain why it had ignored Congress's demand for specifics . . ." ("Obama's Gitmo Plan Leaves Everyone Unhappy," Politico, 2/23/16) "President Obama's plan to shutte… Continue Reading


02.23.16

‘There Are People In Gitmo Who Are So Dangerous That We Cannot Transfer Them’

SEC DEF: 'We're Not Going To Be Able To Close Gitmo By Magically Making Safe Everybody Who's In There' SEC DEF: 'There Are People In Gitmo Who Are So Dangerous That We Cannot Transfer Them' SEC. OF DEFENSE ASH CARTER: "[T]here are people in Gitmo who are so dangerous that we cannot transfer them to the custody of another government no matter how much we trust that government. I can't assure the president that it would be safe to do that. ... We're not going to be able to close Gitmo by magi… Continue Reading


02.02.16

‘Against The Law’ – Bringing Gitmo Terrorists To U.S.

Obama Cabinet Officials Agree: 'The Law Currently Does Not Allow' Transfers Of Guantanamo Detainees To The U.S. 'Audacious Executive Action' Threatened On GITMO WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF DENIS McDONOUGH: "We'll do audacious executive action throughout the course of the year - I'm confident about that." ("President Obama May Require Federal Contractors To List Campaign Gifts," The New York Times, 1/19/16) McDONOUGH: "We will close Gitmo ... That's what the president will do." (Fox News' … Continue Reading


11.18.15

Guantanamo North: ‘The Law Currently Does Not Allow For That’

Obama Administration Scheme To Transfer Terrorists From Gitmo To The U.S. Would Be 'Defying Congress, The Law And The Public' ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: 'With Respect To Individuals Being Transferred To The United States, The Law Currently Does Not Allow For That' REP. JIM SENSENBRENNER (R-WI): "I have a question relative to the issue of the Guantanamo detainees. Congress recently passed and the President is expected to sign into law legislation that explicitly prohibits the use of federal fun… Continue Reading


11.12.15

President Obama ‘Swore An Oath To Uphold The Laws’

President Obama: 'The Problem Is That I'm The President Of The United States, I'm Not The Emperor Of The United States. My Job Is To Execute Laws That Are Passed' "Congress has passed a $607 billion defense bill that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States - something Barack Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president in 2009. The Senate's vote of 91 to 3 gave final legislative approval to the measure. The House has already passed it with a veto-proof majo… Continue Reading


11.09.15

‘Decision First, The Law Later’

Is The Obama Administration Getting Ready To Violate The Law For A 2nd Time On Guantanamo Bay? "The Pentagon's plan outlining the long-stalled effort to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, expected in the coming week, includes details suggesting that the Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado is one suitable site to send detainees whom officials believe should never be released, administration officials said." ("Pentagon's Plan To Close Guantanamo Expected In Coming Week," Associat… Continue Reading


11.06.15

Guantanamo: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Obama Administration Will 'Not Take Anything Off The Table' In Zeal To Bring Terrorists Who 'Will Seek To Reengage In Terrorist … Activities' To America SEN. KELLY AYOTTE (R-NH): "When the administration transfers a Guantanamo detainee who was formerly assessed as a high risk for reengagement in terrorism, the onus is on the administration to explain openly to the American people what has changed. A failure to do so suggests the administration is more interested in emptying Guantanamo… Continue Reading

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