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14 Years After 9/11, Obama Still Struggles to Close Gitmo

The president has faced opposition from Republicans, Democrats and even two of his own secretaries of defense in trying to close Gitmo.

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Is it Possible to be a Successful Secretary of Defense?

His three predecessors despite holding a variety of distinguished public offices, could not really be regarded as “insiders” at the Pentagon. Ash Carter has a wealth of experience working there. But despite his pedigree, Carter represents something of a risky appointment for the president.

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