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Biden Administration Quietly Steps Up Efforts To Close Guantanamo

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration is renewing its efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, appointing a top diplomat for the first time to oversee detainee transfers and signaling that it will not interfere with plea negotiations that could resolve the prosecution. long-stalled alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants.

After taking a low-key approach to the matter during the first year of his term to avoid political controversy, President Biden is inching closer to making good on a campaign promise to close the facility, people familiar with the matter said.

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