7,335. 1/21/2009

“On January 21, 2009, on his second day in the Oval Office… [President Barack] Obama ordered the Guantanamo prison to be closed within a year, officially ended the use of secret prisons by the CIA, and required all interrogations to follow the noncoercive methods of the Army field manual. And he ordered a six-month review of all the cases of the 245 prisoners then held at Guantanamo, which effectively ended any of the trials going on at the base.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 306

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