GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Even as the Obama administration has dropped the term ''enemy combatant'' in reshaping its war-on-terror policy, the Pentagon is inviting lawyers to apply for jobs defending its detention of 200-plus captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
A Pentagon official circulated a ''help wanted'' ad through the American Bar Association this month, offering between $39,407 and $130,211 a year for qualified lawyers to help answer habeas corpus petitions in the federal courts.
''Attorneys with any litigation experience are encouraged to apply,'' said the job posting, offering three-year positions. "These positions are located in the Washington, D.C. area, with the potential for some travel to Guantanamo Bay.''
Curiously, the Justice Department -- not the Defense Department -- has for years been in charge of defending each captive's detention at the U.S. District Court in Washington.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Idaho Statesman
Read the complete story at miamiherald.com