Carol Rosenberg has covered the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and related news since before the first captives arrived on Jan. 11, 2002. She is the only reporter to cover the prisoners and war court there continuously, and has spent well over 1,000 nights at the remote base reporting on the story many in American journalism would prefer to ignore. She will continue that focus in 2019, thanks to this unique collaboration between The New York Times and the Pulitzer Center.
The United States has held the detainees for 16 years. They are believed to have conspired in two deadly terrorist bombings in 2002 and 2003.
The military tribunals originally barred public mention of what happened at C.I.A. prisons. Now a key question is what evidence terrorism suspects can use as the cases inch forward.
The existence of the tapes of discussions involving Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was disclosed by defense lawyers in the case being tried at Guantánamo Bay.
In the same week the Pentagon said Guantánamo is still an option for ISIS prisoners in Syria, the war-on-terror prison seeks contractors to bid for a three-cell, ADA-approved compound. Price tag? Unknown.