US Navy guards escort a detainee through Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay naval base in a June 10, 2008 file photo provided by the US Department of Defense. REUTERS
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President Barack Obama's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hit a wall of Republican opposition Tuesday, stopping cold Obama's hope for a bipartisan effort to "close a chapter" that began in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.Fourteen years after the facility opened and seven years after Obama took office, the president argued it was "finally" time to shutter a facility that has become a recruitment tool for Islamist militants and garnered strong opposition from some allies abroad.The U.S. facilities would cost between $265 million and $305 million to operate each year, according to the proposal.The plan considers, but does not name, 13 different locations in the U.S., including seven existing prison facilities in Colorado, South Carolina and Kansas, as well as six other locations at current correctional facilities on state, federal or military sites in several states.
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