Obama Signs Orders to Close Guantanamo, Prohibit Torture

President also signs order setting up interagency task force on detainees

would also provide “clear guidance” to the military.

The final order deals with the pending Supreme Court case of U.S. legal resident and detainee Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri. It delays the proceedings until the Obama administration can “properly review” the case.

Later today, President Obama and Vice President Biden are scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, National Security Adviser James Jones, and Deputy National Security Adviser Tom Donilon.

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