Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Trials of Guantanamo Bay


In one of his first official acts, President Barack Obama instituted a 120-day suspension of military tribunals held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base.

The decision to halt the trials was a sign of Obama's desire to distance his administration's policies on the war-crimes prosecution of detainees from those of his predecessor, George W. Bush. (In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 53 percent of Americans said the United States should close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.) >> MORE

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