For nearly eight years the United States has struggled to develop sustainable, effective policies regarding the capture, detention, trial and disposition of individuals in the context of combat and counterterrorism. Unfortunately, these pressing matters have become mired in a polarized and misleading debate. And judging by the rancor that spilled forth recently with the release of information about CIA interrogations, this problem is likely to worsen when more details emerge regarding the Obama administration's long-term detention policy.
Opinion written by Robert Chesney, law professor
A Detention Debate in Black and White
The Washington Post