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It’s time to close Guantanamo

Elisa Massimino argues for the closure of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo, which, she writes, has become "a moral, legal, strategic, and financial sinkhole for our country."

According to Google Search, one of the most frequently asked questions about Guantanamo is: “When did the Guantanamo prison close?”

The answer: It hasn’t.

Given the extensive list of human rights groups, bipartisan members of Congress, and national security experts who have called for the prison to be shut down, it’s no surprise that so many people think that Guantanamo was shuttered long ago.

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Author

Elisa Massimino

Senior Fellow

Department

National Security and International Policy

Advancing progressive national security policies that are grounded in respect for democratic values: accountability, rule of law, and human rights.

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