White House recommends transfer of two Guantanamo prisoners

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c/o Reuters, the U.S. intends to repatriate two detainees to Algeria.

The plan will be presented to Congress, where President Obama hopes lawmakers will ease transfer rules, a White House spokesman said. 

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has signed off on the legal security assurances mandated by National Defense Authorization Acts. The President requires no further congressional approval to transfer these two men. The procedure is in place. Charge or release the remaining prisoners, and shutter the hated prison camp for good. 

In related news, William K. Lietzau, the top Pentagon official dealing with detainees, has resigned.

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