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Nobody who matters actually says it works.
The US position that suspected terrorists can be detained under the law of armed conflict remains highly controversial.
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International media attention on the mass hunger strikes last spring propelled Guantanamo back onto the radar.
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The latest court ruling will have little effect in closing down Guantanamo.
Despite false starts in the past, there appears to be real momentum behind new efforts to reform Guantanamo policies.