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Jane Harman

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Jane Harman, a former Democratic member of the House of Representatives, is president and chief executive of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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Escape From Gitmo

by Jane Harman, Jack Goldsmithvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

The legal path out of our long Guantánamo nightmare.

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What Should America Do With Guantanamo’s High-risk Detainees?

by Jane Harman, Jack Goldsmithvia Washington Post
Friday, February 6, 2015

In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama reiterated his determination to shut down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Some in Congress are resolved to stop him. Even Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has supported closing the prison in the past, joined a recent congressional effort to slow releases from Guantanamo on the grounds that the president has never presented Congress with a “concrete or coherent plan.”