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What Will It Take To Close Guantanamo Bay?

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A detainee is seen inside the communal area inside Camp 6 in the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

President Obama’s spoke Tuesday about U.S. operations at Guantanamo Bay military detention center, saying the facility was “a stain our broader record” and “does not advance our national security.” His address aligns with his 2008 campaign promise to close the prison.  Haider Ala Hamoudi, associate professor of Law and associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Pittsburgh, is an expert on Guantanamo Bay and shares his thoughts on the facility’s closure and politics surrounding its operation.

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