How Should the Obama Administration Handle Guantánamo Bay Detainees?

August 5, 2009

The Obama administration is considering two different options for prosecuting Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States. One option calls for trying detainees in several different federal courts in New York, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. The other idea is to try all such cases at a super-max prison in either Michigan or Kansas. Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes says resolving the many issues associated with Guantanamo Bay presents a challenge for the administration.