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Guantanamo Bay, the infamous jail Obama could not shut

A member of the US military mans the guard post before sunrise at Camp Delta, part of the US Detention Center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in March 2010Despite a flurry of last-minute releases from Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama is set to fail in his eight-year quest to close the infamous military detention center. “I don’t anticipate that we will succeed in that goal of closing the prison, but it’s not for a lack of trying,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told his final media briefing on Tuesday. Obama’s successor, President-elect Donald Trump, has vowed not just to keep Guantanamo open, but to boost the number of terror suspects housed there — even raising the prospect of US citizens being sent to the facility.

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