Biden administration transfers first detainee out of Guantanamo Bay
The Biden administration made its first transfer of a Guantanamo Bay inmate to his home country as the administration pushes to shutter the facility.
The Department of Defense announced on Monday morning the transfer of Abdul Latif Nasir back to Morocco.
In 2016, the Periodic Review Board process ruled that his detention “no longer remained necessary to protect against a continuing significant threat to the national security of the United States.”
At that time, the board recommended he be authorized to return home, but officials were unable to complete the process before the Obama administration ended. The Trump...