Missing from the campaign thus far has been much discussion of the war in general and Gitmo specifically. Perhaps that will change with Friday night’s debate, but even then the complexities of the long war and the issues surrounding the treatment and trial of prisoners will remain poorly understood and the way forward much debated.
I am going to devote the second hour of today’s broadcast to how we got to Gitmo and where we are headed with the prisoners there and those likely to be detained in the future. My guests will be two colleagues from Chapman University Law School who have thought and written a great deal about this.
Professor Katherine Darmer is one of the editors of Civil Liberties v. National Security in a Post 9/11 World and was an assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of NY before beginning her teaching career.
Professor Kyndra Rotunda is a former prosecutor at Gitmo and the author of Honor Bound: Inside the Guantanamo Trials. Professor Rotunda is major in the U.S. Army Reserves.