WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is embracing the idea of Guantanamo Bay as a jail for terror suspects. That's a repudiation of the Obama administration's longtime push to prosecute captured militants in the U.S. court system.
A draft order spelling out a tougher line in the fight against terror rethinks how the U.S. should detain, monitor and prosecute terrorist suspects.
It would reverse Obama's efforts to close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay and reopen the idea of establishing CIA detention facilities.
The document is likely to renew a debate about whether military tribunals or civilian trials in American courts offer a better path to justice.
Obama's Justice Department maintained that the U.S. civilian court system was the best forum to prosecute terror suspects captured in the U.S. and overseas.