Monday, February 23, 2009
Executive Director of the Special Interagency Task Force Named
The special interagency task forced that is charged with figuring out what to do with the remaining detainees at Gitmo got an Executive Director. A February 20th Department of Justice announcement named Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen to the position. Olsen's job will be to gather and examine information about the detainees so that he can make recommendations to those in charge of the task force. This will be a monumental task given its complexity, and the fact that he has one year to do it. Options with what to do with a lot of the detainees could be tough to parse through, and Olsen may have to get creative in disposing of these cases. It will be interesting to see how the dispositions play out and the different methods used.