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.
I thought the analysis [in the National Defense Strategy] was good and the general main message, that we are in a great power competition, I thought exactly right… At critical moments [President Trump] will need to make the decision ... to actually uphold this world view.