Guantanamo prepared for new inmates US admiral


first_img 10 Comments Image: Carol Rosenberg via PA Feb 15th 2018, 9:01 PM By AFP The Army value of the week on display in Guantanamo’s Detention Zone on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in a photo approved for release by the US military. Image: Carol Rosenberg via PA The Army value of the week on display in Guantanamo’s Detention Zone on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in a photo approved for release by the US military. Share22 Tweet Email1 Guantanamo ‘prepared’ for new inmates: US admiral Obama had tried to shut down the detention centre.center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3854738 10,566 Views Short URL A TOP US military official said the prison at Guantanamo Bay is “prepared” to take new detainees, but has not yet received the order to do so.President Donald Trump last month signed an executive order reversing his predecessor Barack Obama’s ultimately fruitless 2009 directive to shutter the much-maligned US prison centre.“We have 41 detainees who are there right now. We are prepared to receive more should they be directed to us,” Admiral Kurt Tidd, who oversees the military’s Southern Command that includes Guantanamo, told lawmakers.“As of today we have not been given a warning order that new detainees might be heading in our direction, but our responsibility will be to integrate them in effectively.”US military officials have been openly discussing the fate of Islamic State group detainees, mainly foreign fighters, held by US-backed militias in northern Syria.Guantanamo has not received any new inmates since 2008 but on the campaign trail, Trump vowed to load the facility with “bad dudes,” and said it would be “fine” if US terror suspects were sent there for trial.During his State of the Union speech in January, Trump said IS captives would in “many cases” end up in Guantanamo.© – AFP, 2018Read: The weapon allegedly used in deadly Florida shooting is known as ‘America’s rifle’ > Thursday 15 Feb 2018, 9:00 PMlast_img

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