Dempsey: Gitmo a 'psychological scar on our national values'

Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, told host Chris Wallace on  “Fox News Sunday” the nation should close Guantanamo Bay prison, but dozens of prisoners will still need to be detained. 


"I’ve been in the group that believes it’s in our national interest to close Guantanamo,” he said. “It does create a psychological scar on our national values. Whether it should or not, it does.” 

Dempsey said when Guantanamo is closed, dozens of prisoners will need to be detained. Wallace then asked what the U.S. should do with them.

“That’s a question for our elected leaders,” Dempsey said. “There are going to be dozens of these individuals that have to be detained. Our elected officials need to find a way to detain them.”