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The Rise of the Taliban Complicates Biden’s Guantanamo Bay Plans

Just last month, advocates of closing the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, were celebrating: The Biden administration had cleared several inmates for release, and had even sent one back home to Morocco, raising hopes that President Biden was taking steps to finally shut down the controversial detention center.

But now that optimism is dimming.

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has raised fears that if additional Guantánamo prisoners are released, they could end up joining the militant group or engaging in anti-American activities overseas.

Read the source article at npr.org

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