Friday, January 23, 2009

If Not Gitmo, Then Where Should Detainees Be Held?

By Sophia Yan

With President Barack Obama having ordered the closure of the Guantánamo Bay military detention facility within a year, the U.S. faces the challenge of finding a new lockup for terrorism suspects currently behind bars and those captured in the future. Reports released by the Pentagon, the Center for American Progress and Human Rights Watch, among others, have recommended several possible sites, most of them in military bases. But moving the Gitmo inmates almost anywhere on U.S. soil would most likely set off a political firestorm.

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