President Barack Obama speaks before vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The president vetoed the sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill, citing objections over how the measure is funded.
President Barack Obama speaks before vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The president vetoed the sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill, citing objections over how the measure is funded. Susan Walsh AP
President Barack Obama speaks before vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The president vetoed the sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill, citing objections over how the measure is funded. Susan Walsh AP

Obama issues rare public veto on defense bill, citing Guantanamo

October 22, 2015 5:19 PM