A few mainstream media outlets have focused on Guantanamo Bay this week, as accused prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri finally faces a military tribunal. He’s the supposed mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen which killed 17 sailors. So as the media focuses on Nashiri’s trial, let’s take a look at Gitmo from a financial perspective, is it financially beneficial to keep these detainees abroad, or in the US?

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