2014 will serve as a test of the United States’ claims that its detention policy is consistent with the law of armed conflict (LOAC). If, as President Obama has repeatedly stated, U.S. involvement in the armed conflict in Afghanistan will end this year, then any LOAC based detention of belligerents linked solely to that conflict ends as well. That should mean the release or transfer of members of the Taliban currently detained at Guantanamo. It won’t.
Humanitarian Law & Policy: PHAP Speakers on Upcoming Issues and Developments
Chris Jenks, The Janus Moon Rising - Why 2014 Heralds United States' Detention Policy on a Collision Course...With Itself, Humanitarian Law & Policy: PHAP Speakers on Upcoming Issues and Developments (2014)