The front gate of Camp Delta is shown at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay

Obama makes last attempt to persuade Congress to close Guantanamo

The front gate of Camp Delta is shown at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Guantanamo BayBy Jeff Mason and Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama launched a final push on Tuesday to persuade Congress to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite strong opposition from lawmakers who do not want detainees transferred to the United States. The Pentagon-authored plan proposes 13 potential sites on U.S. soil to hold some 30-60 detainees in maximum-security prisons but does not identify the facilities. U.S. law bars transfers to the United States, and lawmakers are unlikely to lift those restrictions, especially in an election year.

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