Brownback Concerned About Detainees in Kansas

By: AP
By: AP

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) _ Sen. Sam Brownback is raising concerns about discussions to bring some of the terrorist detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay to Kansas.

Brownback, a Kansas Republican, opposes any effort by the administration or Department of Defense to bring detainees to Fort Leavenworth. He scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon on the matter.

Fort Leavenworth is home to the Army's Command and General Staff College, but also the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks. Some in Congress and elsewhere have called for Guantanamo's closure and transferring detainees to the prison.

President-elect Barack Obama's advisers are developing plans to close Guantanamo Bay, release some detainees and bring others to the United States to face trial. What hasn't been answered is what to do with the detainees who could not be released or prosecuted in criminal courts.


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