President Obama Asks Congress To Shut Down Guantanamo, Again

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President Obama said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center "does not advance our national security, it undermines it." Obama sent a plan to Congress that would close the facility for suspected terrorists and relocate its 91 detainees, including to facilities in the United States. The plan drew strong criticism from Republican lawmakers who vowed to block the proposal. Closing Guantanamo was one of President Obama's campaign promises and despite an executive order for its closure early in his presidency, the facility remains open. Forum discusses Obama's plan and the future of Guantanamo.

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