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December 3, 2015 7:19 am

Obama Rejects Pentagon Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay as Too Expensive

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President Barack Obama. Photo:

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Wall Street Journal – The Pentagon’s latest cost estimate for closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and building an alternative in the US topped a half billion dollars, prompting the White House to reject it and send the plan back for revisions, according to administration officials.

The cost dispute marked a setback for a top priority of President Barack Obama, and helps account for the administration’s delay in submitting a plan to Congress for closing Guantanamo.

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