Calling the Guantanamo Bay "a stain on our broader record," President Obama detailed the plan to close the detention center at a press conference Feb. 23, 2016. The statement was delivered the same day the Department of Defense was slated to submit the plan to Congress. The president said that keeping Guantanamo open was harming partnerships with allies in other countries and that closing it had bipartisan support from U.S. lawmakers. White House
Calling the Guantanamo Bay "a stain on our broader record," President Obama detailed the plan to close the detention center at a press conference Feb. 23, 2016. The statement was delivered the same day the Department of Defense was slated to submit the plan to Congress. The president said that keeping Guantanamo open was harming partnerships with allies in other countries and that closing it had bipartisan support from U.S. lawmakers. White House

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February 23, 2016 10:26 AM

Obama pushes plan to close Guantánamo prison

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