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SOCOM chief: US lacks plan for long-term detention of Islamic State fighters – News – Stripes

SOCOM chief: US lacks plan for long-term detention of Islamic State fighters – News – Stripes

The Pentagon does not have a plan for long-term detention of captured Islamic State fighters, despite more aggressive operations against the terrorist group in Iraq, Syria and now Libya, the top U.S. special forces commander told Congress on Tuesday.

Before President Barack Obama took office, militants captured in Iraq and Afghanistan were sent to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Source: SOCOM chief: US lacks plan for long-term detention of Islamic State fighters – News – Stripes