Trump faces Guantánamo Bay decision that could undermine fight against Isis

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  • Monday deadline for Mattis review on Cuba detention camp
  • Sending Isis prisoners could destroy legal basis for fight

Defense Secretary James Mattis has until end of play on Monday to produce new proposals for the future of the military detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, including the possibility of sending new captives to be held at the controversial base.

In January, Mattis was given a 90-day deadline to carry out a review of how military captives and terrorist suspects are handled. The deadline, 30 April, formed part of Trump’s executive order that instructed officials to keep Guantánamo open, overturning Barack Obama’s aim to close it.

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