Guantanamo Bay

US Plans to Transfer 6 from Guantanamo

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Associated Press | Jul 17, 2014

WASHINGTON  — U.S. officials said Wednesday the Pentagon has notified Congress of its intent to transfer six Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees to Uruguay. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has opposed the way detainees are treated at Guantanamo and has said that he would take them in, but then they would be free to leave. The officials, who spoke ... more

Navy Nurse Refuses to Force-Feed Gitmo Detainees

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Associated Press | Jul 16, 2014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A U.S. Navy nurse has refused to force-feed prisoners who are on an extended hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, the first protest of its kind at the detention center, a rights lawyer and U.S. official said Tuesday. The unidentified nurse declined to participate after deciding the practice is a criminal act, said Cori Cri... more

Bergdahl Hires Yale Scholar as Lead Counsel

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

 | Jul 16, 2014

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier for whom the U.S. traded five senior Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, hired a Yale law professor as his lead counsel. "I was very flattered to be asked to represent him," Eugene Fidell, the Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law, told McClatchy News Service Wednesday. The Pentagon is investi... more

Court Issues Partial Win to Bin Laden Assistant

Court issues partial win to bin Laden assistant

Associated Press | Jul 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Monday set aside two of three convictions against a former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued the ruling in the case of Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, who produced propaganda videos for al-Qaida and assisted with preparations for the terroris... more

Joint Chiefs Backed Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Associated Press | Jul 11, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. military leaders unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. In letters to the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff insisted that the United States has a sacred com... more

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