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US Senate Mulls Barriers to Closing Guantanamo

The U.S. Senate is considering legislation that could make it even tougher for President Barack Obama to fulfill a central pledge from his 2008 campaign: closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Senate began debate Wednesday on the National Defense Authorization Act, a policy bill that sets forth congressional guidance for all Pentagon spending and operations for 2016. Championed by the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, John McCain of...

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