Guantanamo

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

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.

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.