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When it Comes to Guantanamo, Trump is Truly the Builder in Chief

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Who is POTUS getting GITMO ready for? 


MIAMI -- The Trump administration has more than $200 million in new construction teed up for Guantanamo this year and next, combining new funding in the $1.3 trillion spending bill and existing projects.


The biggest ticket item for the U.S. Navybase in Cuba in the so-called Omnibus Spending law is $115 million for a new 848-troop barracks across the street from the McDonald's and commissary to consolidate enlisted prison staff under one roof.


A dive into the documents that underpin the spending bill that President Donald Trump signed Friday -- declaring "Nobody read it. It's only hours old. Some people don't even know what's in it" -- indicates Congress did not fund a new $69 million prison for the 15 high-value detainees at Guantanamo, called Camp 7. It does however devote $66 million to a 150-prisoner jail, with campus, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state for troops and airmen accused of crimes. .....



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