from The Great Debate:

Podcast: Why closing Gitmo isn’t an open-and-shut case

February 26, 2016

President Barack Obama laid out a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay prison this week, where terror suspects are being held indefinitely. The 21 page document he sent to Congress calls for the transfer, imprisonment and trial by military commission of the remaining 91 detainees.

from David Rohde:

Special Report: Pentagon thwarts Obama’s effort to close Guantanamo

December 29, 2015

Detainees are seen inside the Camp 6 detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba in this May 31, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Brennan Linsley/Pool/Files

Detainees are seen inside the Camp 6 detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba in this May 31, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Brennan Linsley/Pool/Files

from David Rohde:

Special Report: How a 5-minute phone call put 9/11 trial on hold for more than a year

October 2, 2015

In this 2009 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, an American flag fluttering in the wind is pictured through a broken window from inside an airplane hangar used for media activities at Camp Justice, the site of the U.S. war crimes tribunal compound, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, July 16, 2009. REUTERS/Brennan Linsley/Pool/Files

In this 2009 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, an American flag fluttering in the wind is pictured through a broken window from inside an airplane hangar used for media activities at Camp Justice, the site of the U.S. war crimes tribunal compound, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, July 16, 2009. REUTERS/Brennan Linsley/Pool/Files

from David Rohde:

U.S. will not release hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee

August 14, 2015

BY JULIA EDWARDS AND DAVID ROHDE

Portraits of Yemeni inmates at Guantanamo Bay are held up by relatives during a protest to demand their release, outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa April 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Portraits of Yemeni inmates at Guantanamo Bay are held up by relatives during a protest to demand their release, outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa April 1, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

from David Rohde:

Detainees’ lawyers question Obama commitment to close Guantanamo

August 13, 2015

 

A Guantanamo detainee's feet are shackled to the floor as he attends a "Life Skills" class inside the Camp 6 high-security detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Michelle Shephard/Pool

from David Rohde:

U.S. steps up efforts to meet Obama goal to close Guantanamo prison

August 7, 2015

WASHINGTON | BY MATT SPETALNICK AND DAVID ROHDE

 

The exterior of Camp Delta is seen at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 6, 2013.  REUTERS/Bob Strong

The exterior of Camp Delta is seen at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 6, 2013. REUTERS/Bob Strong

from The Great Debate:

If Obama really wants to close Guantanamo, here’s what he needs to do

May 20, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama speaks before signing the executive order to close the military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, in the Oval Office on his second official day at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

from The Great Debate:

Gitmo: Too dangerous to release? Not so fast.

May 15, 2014

File photo of detainees sitting in a holding area at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay

When the National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens Thursday, we will finally have a national institution dedicated to exploring the effects of the tragic events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

from Stories I’d like to see:

A video game called ‘School Shooting,’ backing the video gaming industry, and a qualified lawyer on hold

December 3, 2013

1. Is there really a game called “School Shooting”?

Last week, the Connecticut State’s Attorney issued his official report  about the shooting a year ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. On page 26 the State’s Attorney noted that among other video games found in the home of murderer Adam Lanza was: “The computer game titled ‘School Shooting’ where the player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at students.”

from David Rohde:

For Obama, a contradiction too many

September 6, 2013

President Barack Obama will have to deliver one of the finest speeches of his presidency next Tuesday if he hopes to win Congressional support for a strike against Syria. Out of nowhere, the Syria vote has emerged as one of the defining moments of Obama’s second term.