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Debate: Gitmo under Trump

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Razor wire tops the fence of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, also known as "Gitmo" on October 23, 2016 at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. John Moore/Getty Images

The Obama administration sent four detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to Saudi Arabia, what is expected to be the first in a flurry of transfers before President-Elect Trump takes office.

The current White House plans to transfer as many as 19 prisoners out of Gitmo, despite Trump’s promise to keep the prison open – and even to add more to its population.

Larry Mantle and guests debate the future of Guantanamo under a Trump administration.

Guests:

Raha Wala, Director for National Security Advocacy at Human Rights First, a non-profit organization  

Charles “Cully” Stimson, Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation; he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs and and coordinated the Pentagon’s global detention policy and operations, including at Guantanamo Bay

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