In this June 27, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, marking a formal reversal of his predecessor's eight-year effort to shut it down.The order, which Trump signed Tuesday night just before delivering his first State of the Union address, says the U.S. maintains the option to detain additional enemy combatants at the detention center in Cuba when lawful and necessary to protect U.S. national security.Trump's order says this review process would continue to be used to determine whether detainees should be held.Practically, not much is expected to change with Trump's new order, Lee Wolosky said, who was Obama's special envoy at the State Department for closing Guantanamo.Obama transferred 197 detainees out, leaving 41, including five cleared for release.
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