The Art of Keeping Guantánamo Open
We spent the day at a beach in Brooklyn. Skyscrapers floated in the distance and my toddler kept handing me cigarette filters she had dug out of the sand. When we got home, I checked my email. I had been sent a picture of a very different beach. Deserted,... Read more
Donald Trump Is Doubling Down on Gitmo … and Its Cruelty
In 2009, when I wrote a book on the first days of Guantanamo, The Least Worst Place: Guantánamo’s First 100 Days, I assumed that Gitmo would prove a grim anomaly in our history. Today, it seems as if that “detention facility” will have a far longer life than I... Read more
Closing Gitmo Isn’t an Open-and-Shut Case
Pres. Barack Obama laid out a plan to close the notorious Guantanamo Bay this week. The 21-page document he sent to Congress calls for the transfer, imprisonment and trial by military commission of the remaining 91 detainees. “For many years it’s been clear that the detention center at Guantanamo... Read more

Matthew Gault

Contributing Editor