Trump to Sign Executive Order Sending Members of ISIS to Guantanamo

Political Injustice has learned that White House officials have been circulating a draft of an executive order that would put ISIS fighters into confinement at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

President Trump is expected to sign the order in the coming days, giving the U.S. authority to transfer ISIS prisoners to the enclave, which may further erode confidence in the American ability to effectively carry out military operations against ISIS in Syria.

This seems to be a marked change in the fight against ISIS, as in the past, captured fighters were imprisoned by countries such as Turkey, far from the watchful eyes of U.S.-based media outlets. With these fighters now going to Guantanamo, the fight to close down the prison could heat up, though most people do not want these prisoners on the U.S. mainland.

It is likely we will learn more in the coming days, as the existence of the executive order is made public, but that fighters could start arriving at the camp by the end of February.

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