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Closing Guantanamo Bay Could Impact Kansas

President Barack Obama has ordered the closure of the detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base before the end of the year.

That’s got a lot of Kansans nervous because there is a great deal of speculation that Ft. Leavenworth, in the northeastern part of the state, will be the new home for the 250 detainees currently housed at GITMO.

Second District Congress Woman Lynn Jenkins has introduced legislation that would prevent the detainees from coming to Kansas. Big First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran is one of the legislation’s sponsors.

In a speech on the House floor Moran said, “Fort Leavenworth is clearly an unsuitable location. This critical national security decision deserves critical thought. Detainees should not be moved where they do not belong and detainees do not belong at Ft. Leavenworth.

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