After about 10% of the remaining Guantanamo Bay detainees were moved to Oman last week, bringing the number down to 93, the U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is planning for where to take the rest if they are unable to be relocated. He is planning his proposal to Barack Obama, calling for their removal to a secure facility within the U.S.
“That plan will propose bringing those detainees to an appropriate, secure location in the United States,” Carter said. “While we work with Congress on a way forward, we will continue to transfer Guantanamo detainees to other countries when and as we have mitigated the risk to the United States.”
Several different sites have been named as possible housing facilities, among them prisons in Colorado, Kansas and South Carolina.