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Donald Trump ordered The US Army to open the Guantanamo Bay prison

The US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday 30 - 01 2018 to keep the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in operation indefinitely, suggesting that he may use the facility to home new terrorism suspects for the 1st time in a decade era. The order, issued as the US President Donald Trump delivered his 1st State of the Union address, solidifies the president's well-known intention to keep suspected militants locked up at the military facility, part of his promise to take a hard line on terror in world level. It  is also sheds a new light on his administration's model to thorny detainee issues, indicating a willingness to end a decade-long moratorium on growing the prisoner population at Guantanamo in usa.


Donald Trump ordered The US Army to open the Guantanamo prison



"In the past, we have foolishly released 100 and 100 of dangerous terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield,"  The US President Donald Trump said in his address. "So today, I'm keeping another promise," making reference to the new measure.

The order rescinds key portions of a measure issued 9 years ago by  The US President Donald Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, who promised to close Guantanamo but was unable to overcome political opposition to bringing detainees to the US.

66 years after the prison opened, fourty one detainees remain at Guantanamo. Of the more than seven hundred who have been held there since 2002, only a small minority have been charged with a crime, and fewer still have completed trial in a military court.

The order may have small fast effect in US army, given that Obama was unable to close the prison even after making it a central goal, it may intensify criticism from those who have argued that the prison is a stain on America's global reputation in the world.





The US President Donald Trump administration is making a signature departure from the political and diplomatic consensus that once existed, that it's necessary and, indeed, imperative to the national security of the US to close Guantanamo" said Wells Dixon, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents small of the prison's detainees.

Close allies has voice concern over the years about a facility that has kept prisoners locked up without trial of.

"It is sure to irritate allies and partners who feel strongly that this facility should be closed - and certainly not increased in its population," Joshua Geltzer, senior White House counterterrorism director in the Obama administration of US, said of the new measure in admin.

The announcement are caps a year-long discussion within The US President Donald Trump administration about the proposed order. While some of  The US President Donald Trump's top advisers advocated for a tough detainee policy that might expand the prison's use, many other officials have argued that Guantanamo has proved cumbersome and problematic.

The military commissions that were set up to try Guantanamo inmates, are seen as flawed. Suspects in the 11-09-2001, attacks have been stuck in pretrial proceedings for years.



But the move also had influential allies, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has long been an advocate of detaining terrorism suspects at Guantanamo and of trying them in military commissions.

He said , The Last March Sessions told radio show host Hugh Hewitt that he was in favor of bringing new enemy combatants to Guantanamo in US. "It is just a very fine place for holding these kinds of dangerous criminals," 

He added, "In general, I do not think we are better off bringing these people to federal court in New York  us and trying them in federal court, where they get discovery rights to find out our intelligence and get court-appointed lawyers and things of that nature."

Since 2001, federal prosecutors have obtained 100 of convictions in international terrorism cases.

Donald Trump's order breaks with not only Obama's policy but the intentions of his Republican predecessor, who opened the prison in the aftermath of the 9/11/2001 attacks.

By the end of his presidency, President George W. Bush concluded its all situation that Guantanamo was doing more harm than good, said John Bellinger, legal adviser to the National Security Council and the State Department in the Bush administration, although in the end, he decided keep it open.

Donald Trump ordered The US Army to open the Guantanamo prison

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