US President Donald Trump’s draft executive order titled "Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants" was obtained and published by the New York Times on January 25. The draft order directed the Pentagon to continue the use of the Guantanamo Bay prison, which former US President Barack Obama tried to close. US Defense Secretary James Mattis and CIA director Mike Pompeo both denied they have had any knowledge of the order.
The media stated that on Thursday, the White House circulated a new version of the draft order among National Security Council staff members, which does not speak of the reopening of the prisons. Some sections of the new version of the draft order still contain parts of the original regarding the Guantanamo Bay prison, such as plans to bring newly captured terrorism detainees to the prison, the media underlined.
In 2009, then-President Obama signed an executive order providing that the CIA "shall close as expeditiously as possible any detention facilities that it currently operates", and prohibiting to operate such detention facilities in the future.