Obama Pressured To Close Guantanamo Bay

obamaWASHINGTON — More than four months after President Barack Obama promised to take steps towards closing the military prison facilities at Guantanamo Bay, a coalition of human rights groups is pressuring the president to make good on his word.

Obama said during a speech at National Defense University back in May that he would appoint officials at the Defense Department and State Department to help transfer cleared detainees to other countries. While a State Department official has been appointed, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has yet to fill the position.

 

Source: Huffington Post

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