MAY 03, 2018
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has given the White House its new policy guidance on Transferring Detainees to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a critical report intended to outline whether the Pentagon backs promises President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail to fill the prison with “bad dudes.”
“This policy provides our warfighters guidance on nominating Detainees for transfer to Guantanamo detention should that person present a continuing, significant threat to the security of the United States,” Pentagon spokeswoman Cmdr. Sarah Higgins said.
The report was not made public.
“Terrorists are not merely criminals,” Trump said in his State of the Union address, announcing his orders to keep the prison open. “They are unlawful enemy combatants. And when captured overseas, they should be treated like the terrorists they are.”
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