from David Rohde:

U.S. government blocks release of new CIA torture details

September 10, 2015

 

Joseph Margulies, who represents Abu Zubaydah, a prisoner who says he was tortured in CIA custody, speaks at a news conference in Warsaw on December 16, 2010. REUTERS/PETER ANDREWS

Joseph Margulies, who represents Abu Zubaydah, a prisoner who says he was tortured in CIA custody, speaks at a news conference in Warsaw on December 16, 2010.
REUTERS/PETER ANDREWS

from David Rohde:

U.S. military cancels hearing for September 11 suspects

August 16, 2015

WASHINGTON | BY YEGANEH TORBATI AND DAVID ROHDE

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, (R), the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, speaks with his defense lawyer on the third day of pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 war crimes prosecution as depicted in this Pentagon-approved courtroom sketch at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Janet Hamlin

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, (R), the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, speaks with his defense lawyer on the third day of pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 war crimes prosecution as depicted in this Pentagon-approved courtroom sketch at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Janet Hamlin

from David Rohde:

Exclusive: U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

July 27, 2015

A U.S. Army soldier closes a gate at Guantanamo Naval Base on August 25, 2004. REUTERS/MARK WILSON/POOL

from The Great Debate:

Grisly Guantanamo stories refuse to go away

February 6, 2015

The U.S. flag flies over Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Bob Strong

The U.S. flag flies over Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Bob Strong

from The Great Debate:

Sending Benghazi suspect to Gitmo would be obstruction of justice

June 18, 2014

The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protest

Within hours of the Pentagon’s announcement that the key suspect in the Benghazi attack on the U.S. mission had been apprehended, the usual suspects came out to denounce the Obama administration.

from The Great Debate:

Bergdahl prisoner exchange: Weighing the blood on a terrorist’s hands

June 5, 2014

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President Barack Obama’s decision to release five detainees from Guantanamo in exchange for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has provoked much opposition and criticism. The military, however, has an over-arching obligation to ensure the safe return of all personnel.

from The Great Debate:

Swift U.S. jury verdict gives lie to Gitmo

March 26, 2014

The government’s charges against Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law looked pretty thin. Washington was basically claiming that the Kuwaiti imam had made a few inflammatory speeches -- one praising the September 11 attacks and another warning that more attacks on tall buildings were soon to come. It didn’t sound like much, given that the charges were providing “material support” for terrorism and conspiring to kill Americans.

from The Great Debate:

Can Obama ever close Guantanamo?

November 21, 2013

Twelve years ago this month, President George W. Bush issued an order authorizing the U.S. military to detain non-U.S. citizen “international terrorists” indefinitely, and try some of them in military commissions. Within two months, those seized in the “war on terror” following the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan were being sent to Guantanamo Bay.

from The Great Debate:

Counterterrorism: Where are Obama’s policy changes?

October 21, 2013

It is now roughly five months since President Barack Obama announced a new direction for U.S. counterterrorism strategy.

from The Great Debate:

Obama can close Guantanamo

May 1, 2013

At his news conference on Tuesday, President Barack Obama for the first time in years spoke about the controversial detention center at Guantanamo Bay, which he had promised to close when he first took office.