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Does U.S. need Guantanamo Bay? Your thoughts

The Obama administration has released its plan to close the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and transfer its remaining detainees to a facility in the United States. Does the U.S. need Gitmo? You weighed in via CBC Forum.

Obama vowed during his 2008 campaign that the detention centre in Cuba would be closed

U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (Brennan Linsley/Associated Press)

The Obama administration has released its plan to close the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and transfer its remaining detainees to a facility in the United States.

Obama vowed during his 2008 campaign to close the facility, and his current plan marks a last-ditch effort to do so.

But there are some challenges he will face. The administration is currently prohibited by law from moving Guantanamo detainees to the U.S., and some states have been opposed to the idea of taking in the detainees.

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We asked what you think of the plan: Does the U.S. need Gitmo? What would be a better alternative? Will Obama's plan work? You weighed in via CBC Forum, our experiment to encourage a different type of conversation on our website.

You can read the full CBC Forum live blog discussion on closing Guantanamo below.

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