Sen. Cotton: Bill Seeks to Stop Gitmo Detainees From Returning to Terrorism
With an increasing number of detainees released from Guantanamo Bay rejoining terrorist groups overseas, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) appeared on "Your World" today to explain his plan to lower the recidivism rate.
"My bill has a simple principle behind it," Cotton said. "If you agree to take a detainee from Guantanamo Bay, a hardened terrorist who's oftentimes committed war crimes against the United States, you have to uphold your end of the bargain."
"You have to keep them under the monitoring arrangements that you agreed to if you want to keep your foreign aid."
Cotton explained that this would make countries think twice about accepting the obligation of monitoring a former Gitmo detainee.
"They'd have an ongoing incentive to make sure that these detainees are not returning to the terrorist fight against the United States," Cotton said.
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