Five Years Ago Today, Obama Ordered That Guantanamo Be Closed Within One Year

January 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM Leave a comment

President Barack Obama, via Executive Order dated January 22, 2009:

EXECUTIVE ORDER

Sec. 3.  Closure of Detention Facilities at Guantánamo. The detention facilities at Guantánamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than 1 year from the date of this order.  If any individuals covered by this order remain in detention at Guantánamo at the time of closure of those detention facilities.
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