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General Hides Gitmo Detainees

December 16, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
It’s been months since reporters have been allowed to see the U.S. military’s War on Terror prisoners. What is it trying to keep out of the public eye?
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Obama to Sign Defense Bill Despite Provisions to Keep Guantanamo Open

November 11, 2015
Carol Lee, Kristina Peterson | Wall Street Journal
Decision makes it more likely president would bypass Congress to close prison
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Five Guantánamo Prisoners Are Released to Kazakhstan

December 31, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
The United States transferred five detainees from the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to Kazakhstan, the Defense Department announced late Tuesday. It was the last in a flurry of year-end moves as President Obama sought to fulfill his promise to close the American-run prison.
From the Vault

Who are the Guantanamo Detainees?

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April 29, 2011
Over the weekend, the United States' only prisoner of war from Afghanistan was released by the Taliban in exchange for five detaineess held at Guantanamo Bay. The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after being held captive for five years was criticized by some Congressional Republicans who argue the Obama administration negotiated with terrorists. With the news of the prisoner swap, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to April 2011 when Tom Gjelten of NPR reported on the detainees at Guantanamo.

Bombing Arrests and Obama Recommits to Closing GITMO

May 3, 2013
The latest on the Boston bombing investigations and Obama’s pledge to close GITMO.
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