Trump’s Guantanamo Tweet was Uninformed and Ill-Advised

By  Laura Pitter Senior National Security Counsel, US Program US president-elect Donald Trump’s tweet yesterday that everyone held at Guantanamo Bay is “extremely dangerous” is ill-informed. What’s worse, his proposed course of action – stopping all releases – shows a lack of understanding about the danger keeping Guantanamo open poses to US National Security. The vast majority of the 720 men […]

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Obama Did Right by Repealing Registration Regulations

Trump Should Not Reinstate Them by Clara Long President Barack Obama did the right thing today by repealing federal counterterrorism regulations that required tens of thousands of non-citizen Muslims to register with the government. The action may slow down President-elect Donald Trump if he moves to make good on his misguided campaign promise to create a Muslim registry. If so, […]

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The Dangers of Guantánamo

Laura Pitter Senior National Security Counsel, US Program As the administration of President Barack Obama whittles down the numbers of detainees at Guantánamo Bay, transferring 15 men to the United Arab Emirates this week, some members of Congress, including Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte, from New Hampshire, are once again making alarmist claims about the released detainees’ supposed dangerousness. Calling those […]

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