1 min read.Updated: 31 Jan 2018, 10:00 AM ISTJustin Sink
US President Donald Trump issues an executive order to keep open the Guantanamo Bay prison base in Cuba, which Barack Obama had ordered put on a path to closure
Washington: President Donald Trump issued an executive order to keep open the prison at the US military’s Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba, the White House announced.
Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, had ordered the detention facility be put on a path to closure and the terrorist suspects held there tried or transferred to facilities elsewhere. But his efforts were stymied by Congress. The facility still holds 41 prisoners.
The White House posted a summary of the order on its website Tuesday just before Trump began his State of the Union address. Trump asserted that the US maintains the option to detain additional enemy combatants at the facility when necessary, according to the summary of the order. Bloomberg
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