Amid planned Syria withdrawal, U.S. scrambling to find places to send ISIS detainees

“Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University, says there is precedent for quickly and secretly moving prisoners into Guantanamo Bay.

"Recall what happened in 2001," she said, "the U.S. set up Guantanamo in 96 hours. It could happen very fast."

Greenberg, author of The Least Worst Place, a book about the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, reminds that the first planeload of detainees arrived in Cuba almost exactly 17 years ago, on January 11, 2002. The current discussions without much actual policy guidance from the White House is reminiscent of the 2001 scramble to find a place to detain nearly 800 fighters.”

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