Obama's Plan To Close Guantanamo Angers Both Republicans And Human Rights Groups

February 23, 2016 4:15 PM

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Obama's Plan To Close Guantanamo Angers Both Republicans And Human Rights Groups

The plan would require congressional Republicans to reverse laws preventing detainees from coming to the U.S., but would continue indefinite detention.

Republicans reject any proposal that involves moving Guantanamo detainees stateside, making it unclear how Obama will implement the Pentagon’s plan without completely bypassing lawmakers. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has placed a hold on the president’s nominee for the secretary of the Army, Eric Fanni...

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