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  • Pentagon Wants to Move Gitmo Terrorists to South Carolina

    Pentagon officials are visiting the consolidated Naval Brig in Charleston, S.C., this week to determine its suitability to be converted into a facility to house dangerous terrorists currently locked up at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    The officials are seeking a facility to house approximately 50 Gitmo detainees who are apparently too dangerous to be transferred anywhere else

    The assessment, and those of other sites, is part of the process to develop a plan to close Gitmo that Congress requested from the Pentagon.

    The visit follows one made to a military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

    Republican state leaders and lawmakers oppose the president’s plan to relocate suspected terrorists in their states.

    Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has started a petition against such transfers and has co-authored an op-ed with Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) against any potential transfers.

    Scott also attended the Charleston visit and plans to travel to the Guantánamo Bay detention facility later this fall.

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