President Obama said Tuesday that the detention center is "contrary to our values" and is seen as "a stain on our broader record" of upholding the highest rules of law.
"There are 46 detainees whom U.S. officials consider too dangerous to release because of the potential threat they might pose, along with 10 others who are either charged or convicted by military commissions. Another 35 detainees held at Guantanamo since the George W. Bush administration are awaiting transfer to other countries," reports NPR's Bill Chappell.
Former Bush Administration official Charles Stimson told the BBC, "It can be closed... but the enemy would simply change their hatred of Guantanamo for where the next place is in the United States."
What do you think? Should the U.S. close the Guantanamo Bay military detention center in Cuba?