U.S. Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center

The Obama administration's efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility include:

  • Identifying transfer opportunities for eligible detainees.
  • Reviewing by fall 2016 the threat posed by detainees currently not eligible for transfer and those who are not facing military commission charges.
  • Continuing military commission prosecutions for those currently charged.

Even with these efforts, the administration expects that there will be a limited number of detainees who are deemed to dangerous to release. The administration said it will work with Congress to relocate those detainees who are not eligible for transfer or who are not candidates for prosecution to a secure detention facility in the continental United States while continuing to find other appropriate and lawful non-U.S. dispositions.