Guantanamo Bay Remains Open And That May Stay That Way Under Donald Trump

U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Fears that Donald Trump will make good on his pledge to bring more prisoners to the U.S. base in Cuba have human rights groups making a final push for President Obama to close the detention center before he leaves office. But the odds are against that with 60 prisoners left, only a third currently cleared for release.
U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Fears that Donald Trump will make good on his pledge to bring more prisoners to the U.S. base in Cuba have human rights groups making a final push for President Obama to close the detention center before he leaves office. But the odds are against that with 60 prisoners left, only a third currently cleared for release. Brennan Linsley / AP Photo
U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Fears that Donald Trump will make good on his pledge to bring more prisoners to the U.S. base in Cuba have human rights groups making a final push for President Obama to close the detention center before he leaves office. But the odds are against that with 60 prisoners left, only a third currently cleared for release.
U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Fears that Donald Trump will make good on his pledge to bring more prisoners to the U.S. base in Cuba have human rights groups making a final push for President Obama to close the detention center before he leaves office. But the odds are against that with 60 prisoners left, only a third currently cleared for release. Brennan Linsley / AP Photo

Guantanamo Bay Remains Open And That May Stay That Way Under Donald Trump

In just the first days of his presidency, Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. But nearly eight years later, Guantanamo Bay remains open and President-elect, Donald Trump has promised to keep it that way.

We look back on the Obama administration’s policy on Guantanamo, torture and drones—and speculate on what may be ahead under a Trump administration with LauraPitter, senior national security counsel for Human Rights Watch’s U.S. program.