The delay is the latest example of how, in Mr. Trump’s first year in office, his campaign pledges have met the complicated realities of fighting terrorism.
An art exhibit in Manhattan put detainees’ work on display. Now the Pentagon is deciding whether more art from Guantánamo Bay can be shared.
As the military commission system has struggled to bring terrorism suspects to justice, civilian courts have been much more effective.
No one arrested on American soil has ever been transferred to the military’s wartime prison, and no new detainee has been sent there since 2008.
A Guantánamo military commission sentenced a Saudi detainee to 13 years in prison for terrorism offenses, even as defense lawyers quit another case before the tribunals.
The military appears to be letting protesters deteriorate past a point that once prompted medical attention. One lawyer called it a new strategy to stop the hunger strikes.