TITLE

Detainees: Obama's Missed Opportunity

AUTHOR(S)
Taylor, Stuart
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
National Journal;10/17/2009, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes the impact of the issue about the Guantanamo Bay prisoners on U.S. President Barack Obama. It states that despite being a problem to the current administration, the issue gives Obama the opportunity to seek legislation to put on a legal basis for the long-term, noncriminal detentions of those at the camp who are provably dangerous enemy fighters but cannot be convicted of crimes. However, it is believed that Obama failed to pursue such legislation before the end of the year.
ACCESSION #
44945111

 

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