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.
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Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
Wells C. Bennett
Fellow in National Security Law, Governance Studies
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