Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Obama Sends Congress a Plan to Close Guantánamo

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday sent Congress a long-awaited plan to close the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base wartime prison, beginning a final push to fulfill one of  President Obama’s earliest and most troubled national security policy goals in the face of deep skepticism from many Republican lawmakers.

The plan centers on bringing between 30 and 60 detainees who are deemed too dangerous to release to a replacement prison on domestic soil, and it suggested several potential sites in South Carolina, Kansas, and Colorado. The rest of the 91 detainees would be transferred to other countries.

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