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Commands & control

"Commands & control" Continued...

Issue: "2012: The Year Ahead," Jan. 14, 2012

Executive orders aren't always orders, though. Just two days after taking office in January 2009, Obama ordered the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay to be closed in one year: During the campaign he had called the center's use a "sad chapter in American history." Nearly three years and numerous classified presidential intelligence briefings later, the camp remains open.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee is WORLD's Washington Bureau chief. As a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, he was embedded with a National Guard unit in Iraq. He also once worked in the press office of Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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