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Obama creates indefinite detention system for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay
By Peter Finn and Anne E. Kornblut
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
"President Obama signed an executive order Monday that will create a formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who continue to pose a significant threat to national security. The administration also said it will start new military commission trials for detainees there.
The announcements, coming more than two years after Obama vowed in another executive order to close the detention center, all but cements Guantanamo Bay's continuing role in U.S. counterterrorism policy. "
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