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Q&A: Guantanamo Bay, US Detentions, and the Trump Administration

Expand A detainee paces around a cell block while being held in Joint Task Force Guantanamo's Camp VI at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March 22, 2016. © 2017 Reuters UPDATE: This Q&A was originally published on May 4, 2017. It was updated by adding the final two questions on February 1, 2018 after Trump issued an executive order about Guantanamo.  On January 11, 2002, the United States brought 20 prisoners to the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the beginning of the long-term detention of hundreds of individuals apprehended in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere. Then-Defense…

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