This discussion took place this morning at Brookings. Brookings described it as follows:
Latest in NDAA
On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed its markup of the annual defense authorization bill by a vote of 22-4. Shortly after the vote, committee chairman Senator John McCain told reporters that “very importantly, this legislation contains a bipartisan compromise on the issue of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.” Some news outlets apparently read more into this than they should have.
A markup of the FY2016 defense bill---which includes, as per usual and among other things, provisions restricting transfers of Guantanamo detainees---will get underway at 10:00 a.m. at the House Armed Services Committee.
Embedded video is below; a copy of the Chairman's mark can be found here. (Interested readers can find NDAA-related background here, too.)
Everyone should read Bobby's post from last night on the potential approach of an endgame for the 122 detainees still in custody at Guantánamo.
As promised, here it is.
The rather unfortunate-seeming proposal provides, in full:
114TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION S.__
To extend and enhance prohibitions and limitations with respect to the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
As I read the exchange between Bryan, Wells and Jack about law enforcement versus military methods of dealing with terrorism, I was reminded of a speech I gave at the Brookings Institution in 2010, which was later turned into an article. And, perhaps not surprisingly, I found that I continu
Yesterday at Lawfare, Bryan Cunningham sought to breathe new life into the “military versus law enforcement” debate over terrorism, along the way deeming the horrific assaults in Paris to be “consequences” of France’s police-centric strategy. He thus finds fault with the current counterterrorism regime generally, and invites others to join in a broader discussion about how to improve things. Allow me to take him up on that---chiefly by registering strong disagreement with his account.
Here is the text of the critical defense legislation, which passed the House earlier this week.
Vice-President Cheney’s Funny Criticism of President Obama for Not Complying with the GTMO Notice Requirement
I laughed when I heard former Vice-President Cheney on the Laura Ingraham show (approximately the 8:15-9:10 mark) criticizing President Obama for not notifying Congress under Section 1035 of the 2014 NDAA about the Bergdahl swap. Ingraham complained about the failure o
The Obama Administration has backed away from its suggestions over the weekend that it failed to comply with the notice requirement in Section 1035 of the 2014 NDAA on constitutional grounds.