Geoffrey Stone on Obama's National Security Speech

National Security vs. Our Values: "The Toughest Issue We Will Face"
Geoffrey R. Stone
Huffington Post
May 23, 2009

In his speech on Thursday about Protecting Our Security and Our Values, President Obama touched on many of the challenges posed by the threat of terrorism. I want to address one challenge in particular: What should we do with "detainees at Guantanamo who cannot be prosecuted yet who pose a clear danger to the American people." This is a fundamental question, because it cuts to the very heart of the concept of preventive detention.

Geoffrey R. Stone