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A way past the terrorist detention gridlock

Jack Goldsmith writes in yesterday's (9/10/2010) Washington Post, in an article entitled "A way past the terrorist detention gridlock," that "our nation is still flummoxed about what to do with captured terrorists."

Goldsmith claims that because of the difficulties that have arisen in prosecutions in civilian trials and in military commissions, the Obama administration has been left to rely primarily upon military detention without trial to hold terrorists. Nonetheless, military detention still poses a myriad of questions where Congress has not yet spoken. To resolve the problem, Goldsmith offers five pragmatic steps to bring about resolution, including ceasing the close of Guantanamo bay and putting an end to military commissions in favor of military detention and civilian trials. For the full text of the article, click here

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