In this photo reviewed by US military officials, an American flag waves within the razor wire-lined compound of Camp Delta prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. The Supreme Court this week is expected to rule on the legality of President Bush's decision to create U.S. military tribunals for the detainees at Guantanamo, the first such tribunals since World War II.

US Falls Behind Canada, Finland And Hong Kong In Freedom Index

The ongoing U.S. “war on terror” and changes to property laws after the 2008 financial crisis were among the factors cited as causing a loss of freedom.