The Status of Guantanamo Detainees in a War that May Never End

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Jurist

by Wells Dixon


In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that the US would complete its military mission in Afghanistan by the end of this year and "America's longest war will finally be over." This echoes his remarks of nearly a year earlier when he cautioned that "[u]nless we discipline our thinking, our definitions, our actions, we may be drawn into more wars we do not need to fight ... [T]his war, like all wars, must end."


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