US Defense Secretary says Guantanamo closing unlikely

[JURIST] US Defense Secretary Robert Gates [official profile] said at a congressional hearing Thursday that Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] is unlikely to be closed because of security concerns. Responding to a question from the Senate Armed Forces Committee [official website], Gates said that the odds of closing the detention facility are "very, very low," particularly because of congressional opposition, the difficulty in predicting which detainees are likely to return to terrorist activities and restrictions on detainees being brought…

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