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Washington Examiner

President Joe Biden has reportedly set Sept. 11, 2021, as the deadline for yet another campaign promise: fully shuttering the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

The closure of Guantanamo would coincide with the president's stated deadline for a total U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Both former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump pledged to shut down the prison facility located on a U.S. naval base in Cuba. Biden made closing the detention center a campaign promise and in February ordered a review to "assess the current state of play."

According to NBC News, that process has rapidly accelerated, yet the administration has avoided making public statements on the subject to avoid falling into the same trap that snared Biden's predecessors.

"They don't want it to become a dominant issue that blows up," a Biden administration official involved in the discussions told NBC News. "They don't want it to become a lightning rod. They want it to be methodical, orderly.":snip:

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