The Pentagon is expected to submit to Congress on Tuesday President Barack
Obama's long-awaited plan for closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo
Bay, setting up a battle with lawmakers who oppose his efforts.
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facility at the U.S. naval base in Cuba dates back to the start of his
presidency in 2009, is seeking to make good on his promise before he leaves
office next January.
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the administration intended to
meet Tuesday's deadline to present its detailed proposal for closing the
facility. There are still 91 prisoners detained there.
"We understand the deadline is tomorrow and it's our intent to meet it,"
Davis told reporters.
U.S. officials have said the plan would call for sending to their homelands
or third countries detainees who have been cleared for transfer, now numbering
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held in maximum-security prisons. Congress has banned such transfers to the
United States since 2011.
Another option that will be cited in the administration’s blueprint will be
the possibility of sending some prisoners overseas for prosecution and trial,
one U.S. official said.
The closure plan could also serve as a template for how to deal with future
terrorism suspects captured in the fight against the Islamic State militant
However, the document will not name the alternative U.S. prisons under
consideration for housing detainees, U.S. officials said. The administration
wants to avoid fueling any political outcry over specific sites during a U.S.
presidential election year.
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