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January 22, 2011 8:00 PM

How Congress helped thwart Obama's plan to close Guantánamo

Two years after the newly minted Obama administration moved to undo what had become one of the most controversial legacies of the George W. Bush presidency by ordering the closure of the prison camps at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a trove of State Department documents is providing new information about why that effort failed.

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