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It’s time to close Guantanamo

Elisa Massimino argues for the closure of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo, which, she writes, has become "a moral, legal, strategic, and financial sinkhole for our country."


Elisa Massimino

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Guantanamo Article
A Guantanamo detainee closes a door at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 2007. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Guantanamo

Trump’s momentary flirtation with Guantanamo only served to expose its failures and the hypocrisy of Republicans’ fight to keep it open.

Ken Gude

Guantanamo’s Last Year Report
In this photo reviewed by the U.S. military, a soldier closes the gate at the now abandoned Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for Al Qaeda and Taliban militants captured after the September 11 attacks at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, November 2013. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Guantanamo’s Last Year

Despite obstacles, President Obama can close Guantanamo before he leaves office.

Ken Gude

Why President Obama Should Veto the NDAA Article
The entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is seen at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, June 2014. (AP/Ben Fox)

Why President Obama Should Veto the NDAA

The president should veto the congressional National Defense Authorization Act because it contains several harmful provisions but should insist that Congress retain several beneficial provisions.

Lawrence J. Korb

Getting Back on Track to Close Guantanamo Report
Razor wire fences surround a guard stand at Guantanmo Bay, Cuba. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

Getting Back on Track to Close Guantanamo

The closure of Guantanamo is within the reach of the Obama administration, but it still must take certain steps to get the detainee population down to zero, writes Ken Gude.

Ken Gude

Closing Guantánamo 101 Report
A guard sits in a tower overlooking the Guantanamo detention facility on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

Closing Guantánamo 101

Why we need to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay and six steps to get there.

How to Close Guantanamo Report
President Barack Obama caps his pen after signing an executive order closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay today in the Oval Office. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

How to Close Guantanamo

Ken Gude outlines a five phase plan for closing Guantánamo safely and in a way that reinforces American values and the rule of law.

Ken Gude

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