May 13th, 2013
02:42 PM ET

Why is Gitmo still open?

Gitmo – a word known around the world. The Guantanamo Bay detention camp opened by President Bush in January 2002, continues to operate under President Obama, despite his promise to close the prison when he was first elected.

It's been more than 4 years  since that promise and Gitmo, is still open.

Stop force-feeding inmates and close Gitmo

Not one of the 86 detainees cleared for release have been released. And, while President Obama hasn't placed new detainees in Gitmo, he has put a lot of money into it - roughly $150 million a year.

And 4,700 people have been killed in U.S. drone attacks, some of whom otherwise might have been Gitmo bound.

But the President is frustrated. Congress has blocked his efforts to close the prison.

Now, Gitmo is at a tipping point. Detainees have been on a hunger strike for 100 days, dozens forced to eat with feeding tubes.
And there are serious questions about how America is fighting its war on terror.

Terror threat from Gitmo prisoners is exaggerated

This story matters - that's why all week on this program – we'll bring you an OutFront investigation from inside the prison.

Our Chris Lawrence reports live from Gitmo 7p ET on CNN.

Filed under: Gitmo
May 13th, 2013
01:14 PM ET

Chicago O'Hare airport hires goats to trim grass and brush

Chicago O'Hare airport hires a herd of goats to trim grass. Erin Burnett has the story in the OutFront OutTake.

Filed under: OutFront Outtake • OutTake
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