Detroit Free Press: America Can, and Should, Close Down Guantánamo
Op-ed by Rear Admiral John D. Hutson, JAGC, USN (Ret.) and Major General William L. Nash, USA (Ret.)
Within days of taking office, President Barack Obama announced that he would close the prison at Guantanamo Bay by the end of this year.
Many of us in the military and intelligence communities greeted this as welcome news. The abuse once perpetrated at Guantanamo and our ongoing presence there serve as a powerful call to arms for extremists, a weapon in the arsenal of al-Qaeda and like-minded organizations eager to do damage to America and target our troops.