A leading group of Republican senators is petitioning the Trump administration to reopen the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to hundreds of foreign ISIS fighters captured on the battlefield, according to a copy of a letter sent Tuesday to the White House and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Congressional Democratic candidate Scott Wallace financed legal representation for several Guantanamo Bay detainees “just after 9/11,” according to an executive at the group Wallace supported.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis provided the White House this week with a new policy regarding the transfer of detainees to the detention center at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order on Tuesday to keep open the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay after his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, tried unsuccessfully to close the prison that has drawn international condemnation.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a recent interview that Islamic State fighters who return home to Canada can be rehabilitated and serve as “an extraordinarily powerful voice for preventing radicalization in future generations.”
Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Thursday gave a pep talk to American troops at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, marking the first time a Pentagon chief visited there since Donald Rumsfeld in 2002.
A ThinkProgress editor was not happy about President Donald Trump’s threat to send the suspect in Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City to the Guantanamo Bay military prison.
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who admitted to killing an American solider is set to receive an official apology and about $8 million in compensation from the Canadian government for his time at the military prison, according to press reports.