Guantanamo

National security has proven to be a pivotal issue in this year's Senate race between Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Gov. Maggie Hassan. Ayotte, a Republican, has cast herself as a strong advocate for the nation's security, pointing to her record in the Senate. Hassan, a Democrat, has taken some positions that put her at odds with her own party and President Obama.

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When she announced she was running for U.S. Senate, Governor Hassan said she would consider supporting the closure of Guantanamo Bay if it could be done in a way where the safety of U.S. citizens would not be at risk. Hasssan says what she knows of Present Obama's plan to shut down the prison -- it envisions sending some detainees to unnamed sites in the U.S. -- doesn't meet that test.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Senator Kelly Ayotte says she will lead a congressional delegation visit to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in the coming days. She will be joined by fellow Republican Senators Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Tim Scott of South Carolina. They will review detention operations at Guantanamo and meet with troops serving in Cuba. They also plan to address concerns that female guards may be prevented from performing certain duties for male detainees. Ayotte, a member of the Senate...

A legal case in Britain involving a radical cleric has raised new questions about whether authorities can hold a suspected terrorist forever. An immigration judge ruled Monday that a longtime terrorism suspect and detainee in the U.K. should be released on bail. The man at the center of the case, Abu Qatada, 51, has not been charged with any crime, but officials in the U.K. say he is a "truly dangerous" supporter of radical Islam and his release would put Britain's national security in peril....