Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will hold a town hall meeting Thursday in Leavenworth about the potential transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth.
The meeting to “discuss concerns” is set for 4 p.m. at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St. Kansas Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, a Leavenworth Republican, and community leaders also will attend, the governor’s office said.
On Tuesday, Brownback and Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina sent a letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter saying they would fight attempts to place detainees in their states.
They said they received notice that Defense Department teams are surveying the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth and the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig in South Carolina to assess the possibility of housing Guantanamo detainees.
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Brownback said the idea of bringing “terrorists to the United States is an insult to those who perished in the September 11 attacks and those who have served in America’s war on terror.”