The United States needs a national security court to try enemy combatants because the tribunal system at military prisons such as Guantanamo Bay isn't working, a U.S. Coast Guard Academy professor said.I'd like to read the full academic paper.
Cmdr. Glenn Sulmasy, who supported the legality and practicality of the Guantanamo detentions when they began, said the situation has become so untenable the military risks losing credibility in the international community.
"Certainly if a person at this point was found guilty and executed at the tribunal, there would be problems," said Sulmasy, a law professor who will present a paper on the subject at a Columbia Law School conference this weekend.
I have to say, I'm surprised. I mean, sure, I rant about this stuff all the time, but it's just my musings. Commander Sulmasy, he's playing for real. No mere punditing for him.
And, no, punditing is not a real word.