WASHINGTON (AP) - Advisers to President-elect Barack Obama say
one of his first duties in office will be to order the closing of
the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
That executive order is expected during Obama's first week on
the job - and possibly on his first day, according to two
transition team advisers.
Obama's order will direct his administration to figure out what
to do with the estimated 250 al-Qaida and Taliban suspects and
potential witnesses who are being held at Guantanamo.
It's still unlikely the prison would be closed any time soon.
Obama last weekend said it would be "a challenge" to close it
even within the first 100 days of his administration.