The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
The U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay was supposed to be temporary. After 11 years of operation, General John Kelly, who oversees Guantanamo, says it’s more or less falling apart.
Now, the Pentagon is considering a $150 million renovation of Gitmo.
The planned overhaul would include a $12 million dining hall for troops, a $10 million communication network, another $10 million for a legal meeting complex for detainees and their lawyers, and an $11 million hospital to meet the medical demands of the aging detainees.
But would a Guantanamo renovation mean that President Barack Obama’s plans to close the facility are permanently dead?
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