June 2, 2014

Is This How Obama Will Empty Gitmo?

Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

President Obama released five Taliban leaders from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Saturday without consulting Congress and without strict assurances that the militants won’t somehow return to the fight. Republicans on Capitol Hill worry that the swap of these Taliban leaders for American P.O.W. Bowe Bergdahl is a prelude to a bigger move—the emptying out of Guantanamo entirely.

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TAGGED: Bowe Berghdal, Taliban, Guantanamo Bay, Barack Obama


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