After a long bout of silence and accusations of delays, the Obama administration finally announced that plans for Congress to close down the prison at Guantanamo Bay are near completion.
“The administration is in the final stages of drafting a plan to safely and responsibly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and to present that plan to Congress,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
“That has been something that our national security officials have been working on for quite some time, primarily because it is a priority of the president,” Earnest added, according to Military.com.
President Barack Obama originally intended to close the facility during his first year in office, insisting its presence was used as a recruitment tool among Islamic terrorists, but quickly met with serious opposition from a Republican-dominated Congress, and even his own administration.
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