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Guantanamo detainees cleared for release but left in limbo – Washington Post

According to a November 8, 2011 article in the Washington Post, a provision in the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act has stranded approximately 32 Guantanamo Bay detainees who were on track to be transferred to other countries.

According to the article, the provision in question demands that the Secretary of Defense "ensure that a freed individual cannot engage or re-engaged in any terrorist activity." In response to the provision, Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson stated in a speech last month that "this provision is onerous and near impossible to satisfy." According to the article, while the existing provision will expire at the end of the year, there has been "some conservative opposition to extending them."

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