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Obama Moves Swiftly To Close Gitmo

President Barack Obama signs an executive order to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay Cuba in the Oval Office at the White House.
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President Barack Obama signs an executive order to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay Cuba in the Oval Office at the White House.

President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order today to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay within a year. The decision represents a critical break from Bush administration policies.

James Yee, a former Muslim chaplain at the facility, discusses the president's swift move and critics who say Guantanamo is a necessary tool in the war against terror.

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