File - In this June 27, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a US Department of Defense official, US military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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President Donald Trump is considering a major review of America's methods for interrogating terror suspects and the possible reopening of CIA-run "black site" prisons outside the United States, according to a draft executive order obtained by the Associated Press. The order would also reverse America's commitment to closing the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and instruct the Pentagon to send newly captured "enemy combatants" to the site.The document says U.S. laws should be obeyed at all times and explicitly rejects "torture".While some former government leaders insist the program was effective in obtaining critical intelligence, many others blame it for some of the worst abuses in the "war on terror" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.The AP obtained the draft order from a U.S. official, who said it had been distributed by the White House for consultations before Trump signs it. The draft order appears to echo Trump's calls for greater unpredictability in how the U.S. conducts its national security policy.
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