PBS NewsHour

Obama approves major prisoner release from Gitmo

Clip: 08/16/2016 | 6m 28s

On Tuesday, President Obama approved his largest single release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, reducing its population by 15 to a total of 61 -- roughly 25% the size when he took office. Closing the facility he called a “recruitment brochure” for American enemies has long been among Obama’s priorities. William Brangham speaks with the New York Times’ Charlie Savage for more.

Aired: 08/16/16

Rating: NR

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