Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Obama administration is circulating a draft executive order that calls for closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay within a year.
The draft order also would declare a halt to all trials currently under way at the facility, where 245 detainees in the war on terror are held.
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the draft order.
It is not known when President Barack Obama intends to issue it.
The Bush administration created the detention facility after the Sept. 11 attacks.