Pentagon expanding Guantánamo-like prison in Afghanistan
As President Barack Obama prepares to shutter the infamous US prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, he appears to be supporting the expansion of another secretive prison in Afghanistan -- at a pricetag of some $10 to $25 million.
In a little-noticed filing Wednesday, the US Army announced it is soliciting bids for the expansion of the US prison at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
The announced request for proposals says the Army seems a "build contract for three (3) new detention housing units to be located directly adjacent to the existing detention facility at Parwan. The three new detention housing units include one (1) Special Housing Unit (SHU) and two (2) Detention Housing Units (DHU)."
"The dollar magnitude of this project is between $10,000,000 and $25,000,000," the Army adds.
The solicitation was first noticed by Nathan Hodge at Wired.com.