Obama's plan to shut Guantanamo set for Congress

February 23, 2016 1:31 PM

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he Pentagon is expected to submit a plan to Congress to close the United States military prison at Guantanamo Bay, setting up a battle with politicians who oppose President Barack Obama's efforts to close down the facility.

Obama, whose pledge to shut the prison on a naval base in Cuba dates back to the start of his presidency, is seeking to make good on his promise before he leaves office next January.

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