Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 legislation without fanfare today, the day before Thanksgiving; few people and news services took notice. Thus is a typical "trick" of Washington politics when to minimuze attention to an event. Why today? By signing the legislation, Obama breaks a campaign promise to close Gitmo by agreeing not to transfer prisoners to prisons in the USA. Read his comments: http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/11/25/obama-signs-bill-expanding-guantanamo.htm Of course, that doesn't stop the relocation (read release) of prisoners to foreign countries. Can't make this stuff up. I suppose the best news is, by signing this legislation it will keep Gitmo prisoners out of the American judicial system. If Gitmo prisoners were in American courts, defense lawyers could make the case for dismissal of charges on the basis that defense evidence could not be collected (even if such still existed) from war-torn zones of Middle Eastern countries.