Pentagon to unveil Guantanamo closure plan

The Pentagon is poised to release a much-anticipated report on shutting down Guantanamo Bay, even as Congress battles to block the transfer of the military prison inmates from Cuba to US soil. Officials have said the report on US prison sites that could house the last Guantanamo detainees — enabling President Barack Obama to fulfil a key election pledge — would be published in the coming days. Its findings are sure to fuel debate on the fate of dozens of longtime captives from America’s “War on Terror” who may well spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

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