joint chiefs chairman joe dunford visits guantanamo Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford visits Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Cuba, on March 9, 2016. (DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

Trump Rules Out Sending Captured ISIS Fighters to Guantánamo Bay

The U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is nearly empty these days, but President Trump is explicitly ruling out the possibility of sending thousands of captured Islamic State fighters there.

“The United States is not going to have thousands and thousands of people that we’ve captured stationed at Guantánamo Bay, held captive at Guantánamo Bay for the next 50 years and us spending billions and billions of dollars,” Trump told reporters Friday during an appearance at the White House with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

“I want the countries to take back the captured ISIS fighters,” Trump added, noting that many of these captives come from European nations, including Germany and France. “And if they don’t take them back, we’re going to probably put them at the border, and then they’ll have to capture them again.”

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