The Case for Closing Guantanamo Bay

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For seven years, President Barack’s efforts to close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have been thwarted by Congress.  But the President has not given up. This week, he released his blueprint for closing the facility.  

Of the 91 remaining detainees, 35 have already been approved for transfer to other countries.  The remaining detainees would be either sent to yet to be determined prison facilities in the U.S. or relocated to other nations if an accelerated review process determines they no longer pose a risk.  The President has an uphill battle to get Congress to sign off on his proposal.

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