Paul Lewis

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Paul Lewis, a former Marine, was the former Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure at the Department of Defense. He worked on GTMO issues for both parties at DoD and at the House Armed Services Committee. He is currently writing a book on GTMO.

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Detention & Guantanamo

The Continuing Need to Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

On Sunday, John Bellinger forcefully summarized the main arguments for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Having served as the Department of Defense Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure in the Obama Administration and as Director of the DOD Office of Legislative Counsel at the end of the Bush Administration, I agree with John’s conclusion. While a safe, humane facility, GTMO hurts us more than it helps us.