Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ayotte & McRaven: Guantanamo needed, but unavailable

During a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing Tuesday, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) questioned Navy Vice Adm. William McRaven on whether there was a need for a long-term detention and interrogation facility to gather vital intelligence information. She also asked McRaven whether the Guantanamo Bay detention facility "was still off the table in terms of being used" for this purpose.

McRaven replied that a detention center of this nature would indeed be "very helpful", but he conceded that Gitmo was still 'off the table'.

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