* Today’s executive orders on GTMO, CIA detention and interrogation, and the Al-Marri case
Attached are copies of the four new executive orders. A brief overview of each follows below. The long and short of it is that a variation of the NSC principals’ committee will have 6 months to come up with new policies on detention, interrogation, and transfer; GTMO must be shuttered within one year, one way or another; CIA detention is over; and the government will do its best to resolve Al-Marri’s status before it must file a merits brief in that case.
This order appears to track the draft version about which I posted earlier. Please see that earlier post. Short version: all the expected options are to be used to effect closure in 1 year. Read the rest of this entry »