Swap for captive US soldier helps cause of closing Guantanamo but hurdles remain

  • by: BEN FOX , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 1, 2014 - 3:15 PM

MIAMI — President Obama has edged closer to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by swapping five Taliban members for a captured American soldier, but the criticism he faced Sunday for the deal underscores the challenges he faces in emptying out the cells at the U.S. base in Cuba.

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