Defense and Security
Since January 2002, the Pentagon has detained hundreds of men it claims are “enemy combatants” in the U.S.-led war on terror at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba. Over the past decade, the prison has drawn international outrage—and criticism at home—from those who claim that U.S. detention policy flouts American legal norms and international law as embodied in the Geneva Conventions. Brookings experts examine some of the challenges the Obama administration faces in grappling with the legal issues Guantánamo raises.
The exterior of Camp Delta is seen at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay (REUTERS/Bob Strong).
The President’s National Security Speech: A Quick and Dirty Reaction–Part 2 (Guantanamo)
May 24, 2013, Benjamin Wittes
Benjamin Wittes focuses on Guantanamo in this second installment of his reaction to President Obama’s national security speech delivered on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Law and Security
Law and Justice
Opinion | Lawfare
May 23, 2013, Benjamin Wittes
Blog Post | Lawfare
May 1, 2013, Benjamin Wittes
Opinion | The National Interest
January 29, 2013, Paul R. Pillar
Opinion | Commonweal
September 14, 2012, Ritika Singh and Benjamin Wittes
September 10, 2012
Expert Q & A
August 6, 2012, Daniel L. Byman and Benjamin Wittes
April 20, 2012, Daniel L. Byman and Benjamin Wittes
Opinion | The Washington Post
January 11, 2012, Benjamin Wittes
Paper | House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
June 15, 2011, Robert M. Chesney, Matthew Waxman and Benjamin Wittes
May 13, 2011, Benjamin Wittes
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Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
Wells C. Bennett
Fellow in National Security Law, Governance Studies
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