Senate passes defense bill that halts Gitmo closure, gives military…

Senate passes defense bill that halts Gitmo closure, gives military aid to Kiev & Syrian rebels

The Senate has passed a defense spending bill that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States. This throws a wrench in President Obama’s 2008 campaign promise of closing the camp.

The $607-billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the Senate with a veto-proof 91-3, with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) notably casting a “no” vote.

The same defense funding package passed in a similarly overwhelming manner in the House last week, with a vote of 370-58. The legislation will now be sent to President Obama’s desk for signature.

https://www.rt.com/usa/321460-ndaa-passes-senate-guantanamo/

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