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Hagel Mulling New Gitmo Prison

Anyone who thought President Obama might finally follow through on his promise to shut down the Guantánamo Bay detention center probably shouldn’t hold their breath. In fact, brand new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is currently considering a proposal to replace the deteriorating detention facility used for “high-value detainees” with a new $49 million prison. “Most of the buildings and infrastructure were built for a short-term mission,” said a spokesman for the U.S. Southern Command—the organization responsible for all U.S. military activity in Central and South America. “We got down there in 2002, but never thought in a million years we would still have this in 2013 with no end in sight.”

March 22, 2013 12:16 PM