WH Halting Gitmo Transfers to Yemen Amid Clashes
The ongoing instability in Yemen is throwing another hurdle at President Obama's plans to close Guantanamo Bay.
The defense secretary confirmed that the administration will not send any Gitmo detainees to Yemen for the foreseeable future, Catherine Herridge reported.
Herridge said there are new fears that the detainees who have been freed will rejoin al Qaeda in Yemen. She also said that nearly two-thirds of the remaining detainees at Guantanamo Bay are from Yemen.
Herridge added that during the State of the Union address this week, "the president held out Yemen again as an example of the kind of partnership they want to have in the future. This kind of no U.S. boots on the ground and the training of security forces there. "
She remarked that there is no certainty that a new government will continue working with the U.S.
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