David Rohde

Empty American promises and the lives they can cost

March 25, 2016
Stacks of unidentified corpses line the walls of an underground shelter at a Bosnian morgue in Tuzla March 28, 1997. The body bags contain victims found in mass graves and in wooded areas after the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. REUTERS

Stacks of unidentified corpses line the walls of an underground shelter at a Bosnian morgue in Tuzla March 28, 1997. The body bags contain victims found in mass graves and in wooded areas after the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. REUTERS

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

Special Report: Stock buybacks enrich the bosses even when business sags

December 10, 2015
REUTERS/Eric Thayer

REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Cannibalized Company: 

Part 2: Most major U.S. companies tie part of executive pay to earnings per share and other metrics to align the interests of management and shareholders. The trouble is, these numbers can be – and often are – influenced by buybacks and other maneuvers that have little to do with operating performance.

Special Report: As stock buybacks reach historic levels, signs that corporate America is undermining itself

November 16, 2015

COMPLEX LEGACY: During her tenure as Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina, now seeking the Republican presidential nomination, spent $14 billion on buybacks and nearly doubled the company’s registered patents, but had no big, innovative successes. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

COMPLEX LEGACY: During her tenure as Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina, now seeking the Republican presidential nomination, spent $14 billion on buybacks and nearly doubled the company’s registered patents, but had no big, innovative successes. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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