Gibbs acknowledges Guantanamo will remain open for foreseeable future

[JURIST] Detainees will continue to be held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] for the foreseeable future, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs [WP profile] acknowledged [transcript] Sunday on CNN’s "State of the Union." The statement comes almost one year after the Obama administration missed its self-imposed January 2010 deadline [JURIST report] to close the facility. Gibbs also stated that in addition to the use of civilian courts and military commissions [JURIST news archive], some detainees…

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