"When people call for Guantánamo to be closed, it is simply shorthand for a more comprehensive demand to end torture and arbitrary, indefinite imprisonment without trial or fair process."
Every time government officials make noise about how the Islamic State is threatening a series of deadly attacks on American soil, it only adds to that group's notoriety.
Brooklyn Muslims were arrested last month under suspicion of wanting to join the Islamic State. But what, exactly, did they do to end up behind bars?
In order for a prisoner to be cleared every single US government agency with a stake in national security affairs has to sign off on his release.