Issue 38: Guantánamo, Taking a Moment To Reflect on a Ten-Year Nightmare (1/11/2012)

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In 2006, two attorneys observed military commissions for four weeks in Guantanamo Bay.  We revisit their conclusions that the detentions and legal process afforded the detainees held there harm the U.S.'s already diminishing reputation as a leader of human rights.

Priti Patel

The passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this New Year's eve signals that rather than closing the facility, the government is interested in finding new uses for Guantánamo. We thought it would be worthwhile to revisit Ramzi Kassem's portentious article from the September 11th issue, where he argues that by placing civilian law enforcement on a single continuum with military options the government has set the stage for the (further) militarization of American society.  

Ramzi Kassem