Obama administration formally submits plan to Congress for closing Guantanamo Bay prison

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WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (APP): The US Department of Defence formally submitted the plan to Congress on Tuesday to close Guantanamo Bay prison, a move the Obama administration says will deny terrorists a powerful propaganda symbol and strengthen ties with key allies. The plan to close the prison is in line with the commitment by the Obama administration to bringing a responsible end to detention at Guantanamo, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.