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The great Guantanamo showdown

November 9, 2015, Benjamin Wittes

Over the last few weeks, Congress and the White House have been circling one another, angling for that final bit of leverage that will define whether President Obama does or does not get to fulfill his first-week-in-office pledge to shutter the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. In the last few days, the maneuvering has even come to include open suggestions of an out-and-out clash between executive and legislative war powers.

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