Kansas Senate Passes Guantanamo Detainee Resolution

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Senate is on record opposing any effort to move suspected terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth.

All 40 members voted Monday to adopt a resolution stating that moving any of the approximately 240 detainees from the U.S. naval base in Cuba to Kansas would be a bad idea. The House is expected to debate the measure Wednesday.

The resolution says moving detainees to Kansas would raise security concerns and jeopardize Fort Leavenworth's education mission.

Fort Leavenworth is home to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, one of at least three military locations mentioned as a potential relocation site for the detainees. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Jan. 22 ordering the Guantanamo prison closed within a year.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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