The future of Guantanamo
January 13, 2014
Guests: Marine Major General Michael Lehnert and Carol Rosenberg
12 years have passed since the first detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base on Cuba. Since then, 779 people have been held at the base’s notorious detention camp. Today, 158 inmates still remain imprisoned there. But in December, a Congressional deal made it easier for Guantanamo’s prisoners to be transferred to their home nations. MARINE MAJOR GENERAL MICHAEL LEHNERT was in charge of establishing the detention facility back in 2002. Now retired, he says Guantanamo should never have been opened. CAROL ROSENBERG is Military Affairs Correspondent at the Miami Herald. Carol has covered Guantanamo since the first detainee arrived, and is just back from reporting there.