Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Judge Orders Senior Pentagon Official to Testify

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GUANTÁNAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba. -- A military judge on Monday called the top Pentagon official overseeing the war court to testify on why the Defense Department suddenly ordered judges to move down to this remote base until they've wrapped up complex death-penalty cases that are months if not years away from trial. Air Force Col. Vance Spath, t... more

Bergdahl Deal Crushed Hopes for Kayla Mueller, Family Says

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw)

The Obama administration's swap of five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay for accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl may have doomed any hope Kayla Mueller's family had for working out a deal with ISIS, the murdered aid worker's family said in an interview. Carl Mueller told NBC in an interview that aired Monday that he and his wife thought t... more

Obama Open to Changes to Military Authority Against IS

President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is open to negotiating with Congress on his request for new authorization for military force against Islamic State militants, including his proposed three-year time limit on U.S. military action and the use of American troops, according to the White House. After a weeklong holiday break, lawmakers return to... more

Guantanamo Torturer Led Brutal Chicago Regime of Shackling, Confession

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A Chicago detective who led one of the most shocking acts of torture ever conducted at Guantánamo Bay was responsible for implementing a disturbingly similar, years-long regime of brutality to elicit murder confessions from minority Americans.  In a dark foreshadowing of the United States’ post-9/11 descent into torture, a Guardian investigatio... more

New SecDef Pledges 'Candid' Advice to White House at Swearing-In

Vice President Joe Biden and Stephanie Carter look on as Ash Carter delivers remarks after being sworn in as the new Secretary of Defense in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter pledged Monday to give candid military and strategic advice to President Obama and a White House staff often accused of attempting to "micromanage" the military. After his swearing-in ceremony at the White House, Carter used the word "candid" twice in describing how he and the Joint Chiefs would carry out... more

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