The Challenges of Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detainee Facility

Shortly after taking office in January, President Obama pledged to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year. But his administration is quickly finding out that doing so is no small task. Since 2001, 779 detainees have been held in Guantanamo, 544 of whom have already been released and transferred to 39 countries, according to an analysis by The New York Times. Before leaving office the Bush administration identified about 60 detainees for release because charges had...Full Story
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