Guantanamo Bay

Navy Could Face More Cases of Cancer, Illness Among Gitmo Personnel

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As the Navy investigates reports of seven military and civilian personnel diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses after serving at Guantanamo Bay, one of detention facility's long-time defense attorneys says there could be almost three times as many claims. As of Thursday, the Navy was looking through records on seven cases brought to light by... more

Cancer Connection? Guantanamo Lawyers Anxious about Ill Colleagues

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Nearly two weeks after a former Guantánamo attorney asked the Inspector General's Office at the Pentagon to investigate whether the war court compound at the remote base was linked to seven cases of cancer, a base spokeswoman said Monday that the Navy was aware of the issue and looking into it. "The Department of Defense is aware of concerns ... more

Marine Corps Education Programs

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The Marine Corps Lifelong Learning Programs Branch (MRV) at Headquarters Marine Corps is guided by DoD Directive 1322.8 to provide programs for the following areas: Marine Deployed Education Programs Library Programs Military Academic Skills Program (MASP) Military Tuition Assistance (TA) United Services Military Appre... more

US to Send More Troops and Aircraft to Turkey to Combat ISIS

A Turkish Air Force Security Forces patrolman, (left) and Staff Sgt. Ryan Schaefer (right) work as a team during a joint patrol Oct. 22, 2010, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Patrolmen (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Wood)

The U.S. will be sending more Air Force personnel and aircraft to Turkey to combat ISIS but plans for a no-fly zone over the Syria-Turkey border remain on hold, Pentagon officials said Monday. "We're holding ongoing consultations with the Turks," said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, but currently "we have no plans for impositio... more

US, Turkey Aim for ISIS-Free Zone in Northern Syria

Police officers patrol as Turkish police raided homes in Haci Bayram neighborhood in the capital Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

BEIRUT — The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a move that would further embroil Turkey in Syria's civil war and set up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Kurdish forces. A U.S. official said Monday that the creat... more

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