Gitmo Prison Holding Back Settlement Deal in Afghanistan

The Obama administration’s failure to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is part of what’s preventing substantive negotiations with the Afghan Taliban. The leaders of the insurgency against the U.S. war in Afghanistan have pushed a Gitmo prisoner release deal in exchange for a peace settlement that could end the war, but the Obama administration – especially after signing the latest defense bill into law – has refused such a proposal.

Read the whole report at Wired’s Danger Room.

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