Tomorrow in the House Armed Services Committee. Marking up next year’s Defense Department authorization. A completely obscure provision within the Afghanistan war money contains the cash to close the detention facility at Guantanamo. Strip it out and the prospects for closing the place get bleak. If it survives, then a plan that civil liberties groups have come to reluctantly oppose in its current form because it exports objectionable practices rather than ends them lives on another day, or at least until the end of the month, when the Senate Armed Services Committee marks up its companion bill.

Get excited!

Spencer Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman