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Don't Close Gitmo. Move It.

Where and how should the U.S. detain and try those captured in the fight against terrorism?

Coming soon to a federal prison near you?

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Barack Obama's promise to close Gitmo predates his presidency and will probably outlast it. Obviously it'd be better for the president (and, in this case, the country) if he could keep his promise. More important, however, is getting the policy right -- and that may require keeping Gitmo open or moving it to the continental U.S.

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