"The National Security Court System
is a recommended read for anyone interested in getting a clear and concise juridical overview of the detainee dilemma and why the current juridical approaches will most likely continue to be ineffective. Although it remains a very highly politicized issue, Sulmasy presents his third way solution in a cogent, documented, and straight-forward manner, devoid of partisan rhetoric, and readily acknowledges the contribution others have made to its development."--American Review of Politics
"A solid argument...Summing Up: Recommended."--CHOICE
"Sulmasy has performed a tremendous service to those who truly seek to understand the history of military commissions and who want to understand fully the policy choices in front of us. One can only hope that someone with a hand in formulating policy will listen to him."--Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society's Practice Groups
"Sulmasy traces the evolution of military commissions in the United States and outlines a way forward after closing Guantanamo. His pragmatic approach explores merging military and civilian law into a hybrid system of justice for individuals captured in the struggle against global terrorism. This is a must read for understanding how the American justice system detoured into GITMO and where it might go from here in addressing real threats without undermining American values."--Sarah Sewall, Harvard University
"Sulmasy's pragmatic, nonpartisan, and results-focused study of the legal history of military commissions and their use, and his proposal for a national security court system, is a valuable addition to the debate surrounding these complex issues."--International Law and Politics
About the Author
is a National Security and Human Rights Fellow, Harvard University, and Professor of Law, Commander and Judge Advocate, U.S. Coast Guard Academy.