Guantanamo Bay

US Sends 4 Afghans Back Home from Guantanamo

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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Obama administration officials said they worked quickly to fulfill the request from Ghani, in office ju... more

Obama Signs Massive Defense Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes and training Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels. The law authorizes funds for basic military operations, from a 1 percent pay raise for troops to the purchase of ships, aircra... more

Bergdahl Investigation Wraps Up; Top Leaders Get Briefings

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WASHINGTON — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and plans to brief Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday. Details about the probe's conclusion have been closely held. The report could include recommendations on whether Bergdahl ... more

Uruguay Leader: Ex-Gitmo Prisoners Not Terrorists

Uruguay's President Jose Mujica, second left, speaks surrounded by labor leaders Marcelo Abdala, left, Marcelo Pereira, second right, and Defense Minister Eluterio Fernandez, right, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — The United States guaranteed that six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners had not been involved in terrorism before they arrived to Uruguay as refugees, President Jose Mujica said on Tuesday. The four Syrians, one Palestinian and a Tunisian arrived in Uruguay on Dec. 8 as refugees, the first prisoners from the U.S. base in Cub... more

Cuba Initiative Could Mean Changes for Guantanamo Base

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President Obama on Wednesday announced the beginning of the end of the decades-old U.S. embargo of Cuba, opening the door to normal relations by re-establishing an American embassy in Havana and sending a U.S. delegation there next month for talks on U.S.-Cuba migration. But left out of Obama's announcement is what normalization of relations... more

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