David Schanzer : Guantanamo's Collapse


Guantanamooriginally by: Huff Post
published: 8 May 2013

The Department of Defense has requested $170 million to upgrade the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in next year’s budget, but no amount of money will repair the government’s irrational terrorism detention policy that is collapsing even more quickly than the dilapidated facility in which the hunger striking detainees are housed.

There are multiple authors of this mess: The Bush administration took custody of 779 detainees without properly scrutinizing whether their detention was justified or necessary.

The Supreme Court upheld the power of the government to detain individuals captured on the battlefield until the end of the hostilities against the global al Qaeda network, but provided no indication how long this non-traditional armed conflict could last.

Read full article >

Other News:

Martha Rayner, Guantanamo Lawyer: Obama Must Accept Blame For ‘His Prisoners’
8 May 2013

Guantanamo detainees’ lawyer describes force feeding
6 May 2013

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.