No mo' Gitmo? The Obama administration plans to close the infamous prison

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Transition officials say that President-elect Obama will issue an executive order calling for the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay on his first day in office. But it's going to take time, possibly as long as a year, to sort out the fates of the remaining 248 prisoners. Vijay Padmanabhan, Professor at Cardozo School of Law and formerly an attorney adviser in the State Department with a responsibility for detainee issues, talks to The Takeaway about the complexities of resigning Gitmo to history.

For more information, read the New York Times' article Obama’s Plan to Close Prison at Guantánamo May Take Year .

Guests:

Vijay Padmanabhan

Contributors:

Nadia Zonis

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