At the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, proceedings for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed are underway this week. And with the hearings comes renewed debate about the Guantanamo Bay detention facility itself.
As a Human Rights Watch Advocate and attorney for the Department of Justice, Jennifer Daskal pushed for the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to be closed.
For her efforts, she was branded a member of the "Al Qaeda 7" — a mocking term used to describe Department of Justice lawyers sympathetic to prisoners of the detention facility.
However, she now thinks that closing the facility immediately may not be the best option. Daskal, now a fellow and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, explains how her perspective has evolved.