Ten years after the detention center at Guantanamo Bay was established for prisoners in the war on terror, Brookings senior fellow Ben Wittes says he feels confident that past abuses have been addressed and the prison is now a model of detention. He says despite criticisms and continuing calls to close Guantanamo, it will likely remain open for some time to come.
The [Trump administration's] proposals don't call for constant monitoring once someone is in the country. It seems like [Saipov, the NYC attacker] became much more radical relatively recently. So the ideas on the table don't seem particularly relevant to this attack.