Why Hasn’t Obama Closed Guantánamo Bay?

President Obama promised to shut down the Guantánamo Bay Detention Center within the first year of his presidency, but the controversial prison still remains open today. Why hasn’t it been closed already?

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Guantánamo has been criticized for using severe torture tactics on its prisoners, many of whom are being held on terrorism charges. President Obama vowed to close the facility and release its detainees, but this has yet to be done. TestTube Daily explores why the “most dangerous” inmates in the world seem to be stuck in Guantánamo Bay.

Learn More:
Funds to Close Guantánamo Denied
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/21/us/politics/21detain.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Guantánamo by the Numbers Infographic
https://www.aclu.org/national-security/guantanamo-numbers

Kafka at Gitmo: Why 86 Prisoners Are Cleared For Release But Might Never Get It
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/04/25/kafka-at-gitmo-why-86-prisoners-are-cleared-for-release-but-might-never-get-it/

Life After Guantánamo: The Rehabilitation Program for Kuwait’s Released Inmate
https://news.vice.com/article/life-after-guantanamo-the-rehabilitation-program-for-kuwaits-released-inmate

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