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Should Guantanamo Bay Stay Open?
Feb 5, 2018 at 10:30 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • During his first State of the Union address, President Trump announced that he would be instructing U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to keep Guantanamo Bay open. Trump also stated he would pursue the detainment of more terrorists at the prison camp.
  • The move is a reversal from the Obama administration's policy towards Guantanamo. Obama signed an order calling for the closure of Guantanamo Bay in 2009; however, he was unable to close the facility during his administration. 

Food For Thought

Is Guantanamo Bay effective in helping fight terrorism? Does the use of the facility affect the United States' leadership on human rights issues?

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