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Should the United States close Guantanamo Bay?
Keeping Guantanamo Bay open is expensive.
There are also
to maintaining Guantanamo as well, such as review boards or Department of Justice and CIA salaries involved in detention.
The actual cost of Camp 7, for high-value detainees,
is actually classified,
meaning we don't even know how expensive operations are.
of imprisoning a detainee in a federal supermax prison is $78,000 per year, vastly less than at Guantanamo.
It cost approximately
per detainee to keep Guantanamo Bay open in 2013.
The financial cost of protecting American national security from devastating attacks should not matter.
In 2013, it cost
to run Guantanamo for the year, which only amounted to approximately 0.00013% of the federal expenditure of
dollars that year.