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New Actions on Guantanamo Bay and Detainee Policy

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 07, 2011

New Actions on Guantanamo Bay and Detainee Policy

Please find attached a fact sheet on new actions related to Guantanamo and detainee policy, as well as the text of the executive order signed by the President today.

Statement by President Barack Obama:

“From the beginning of my Administration, the United States has worked to bring terrorists to justice consistent with our commitment to protect the American people and uphold our values. Today, I am announcing several steps that broaden our ability to bring terrorists to justice, provide oversight for our actions, and ensure the humane treatment of detainees. I strongly believe that the American system of justice is a key part of our arsenal in the war against al Qaeda and its affiliates, and we will continue to draw on all aspects of our justice system – including Article III Courts – to ensure that our security and our values are strengthened. Going forward, all branches of government have a responsibility to come together to forge a strong and durable approach to defend our nation and the values that define who we are as a nation.”



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