Discuss Capt. Glenn Sulmasy's 'The National Security Court System'

Capt. Glenn Sulmasy of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy talks to U.S. News about his new book.


At the center of the controversy surrounding the closing of the Guantánamo Bay detention center is what to do with the suspected terrorists once the prison camp shuts in January. Trying detainees before military commissions or in federal courts isn't the solution, argues Capt. Glenn Sulmasy, a professor of law and judge advocate at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. In The National Security Court System, Sulmasy proposes a separate, hybrid court system, overseen by civilians, with detention, trials and hearings held on U.S. military bases. He recently spoke with U.S. News about his proposal, President Obama, and why appearances matter in the battle against al Qaeda. Weigh in on the discussion below, and don't forget to check out the interview in the latest issue of U.S. News Weekly.