US President Barack Obama is lifting the two-year freeze on new military trials for detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison.Whatever you think of Guantanamo, there's nothing like a good hopey-changey U-turn.
Mr Obama also announced a new process for continuing to hold those detainees not charged or convicted but deemed too dangerous to free.
He said the measures would "broaden our ability to bring terrorists to justice".
Mr Obama had pledged in January 2009 to close the prison within a year.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Plus ça change
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