President Obama\u0026#039;s repeated pledges to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center have been routinely and deliberately undermined by his own Department of Defense, according to a damning new investigation published on Monday.Citing numerous administration officials, Reuters exposed a \u0022pattern\u0022 of bureaucratic obstacles imposed by the U.S. Pentagon which have successfully thwarted efforts to transfer cleared detainees from the notorious offshore prison.\u0022Pentagon officials have refused to provide photographs, complete medical records and other basic documentation to foreign governments willing to take detainees, administration officials said,\u0022 according to the Reuters excluive. \u0022They have made it increasingly difficult for foreign delegations to visit Guantánamo, limited the time foreign officials can interview detainees and barred delegations from spending the night at Guantánamo.\u0022Such delays, Reuters notes, \u0022resulted in four Afghan detainees spending an additional four years in Guantanamo after being approved for transfer.\u0022\u0022In other cases,\u0022 the reporting continues, \u0022the transfers of six prisoners to Uruguay, five to Kazakhstan, one to Mauritania and one to Britain were delayed for months or years by Pentagon resistance or inaction, officials said.\u0022In the case of longtime hunger-striking prisoner Tariq Ba Odah, Pentagon officials refused to hand over the cleared Yemeni\u0026#039;s medical files to a foreign delegation, which had requested the files as part of their consideration to take in Ba Odah to their undisclosed country.Now, 14 years after he was first detained in the prison and five years after being cleared for release, Ba Odah remains at Guantánamo.Ba Odah\u0026#039;s attorney, Omar Farah, issued a statement saying that if these maneuvers persist, \u0022Guantánamo will surely outlast Mr. Ba Odah,\u0022 who has been on a hunger strike for seven years, dropping to 74 pounds from 148.\u0022Today’s revelations prove there is no line the Pentagon will not cross to frustrate the president’s efforts to close Guantánamo, even potentially blowing up resettlement negotiations at their most sensitive juncture,\u0022 Farah continued. \u0022The only question is whether the White House is blind to or passively allowing the insubordination to continue.\u0022Spokespeople for both the White House and Pentagon denied any \u0022discord\u0022 over efforts to close the prison. However, Reuters notes that the \u0022Bush administration faced no political opposition on transfers and was able to move 532 detainees out of Guantanamo over six years.\u0022 During Obama\u0026#039;s seven years in office, 131 detainees have been transferred while 107 still remain. Earlier this month, Obama said he\u0026#039;d give Congress one last chance to approve legislation to help close the facility before resorting to an executive action.\u0022We will wait until Congress has said definitively \u0026#039;no\u0026#039; to a well thought out plan with numbers attached to it before we say anything definitive about my executive authority here,\u0022 Obama said during a press conference.