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Court: US Can Withhold Guantanamo Detainee Images

NEW YORK — The U.S. government can withhold photographs and videotapes of a Guantanamo Bay detainee identified as the would-be 20th hijacker in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed with the government that images of Mohammed al-Qahtani, if made public, "co... more

A police mugshot of Douglas McAuthur McCain. McCain is one of several Western Muslims over the last two years who proved themselves willing to kill or die for extremist groups or help them win new recruits. HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINN. SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Intelligence Nightmare: Extremists Returning Home

The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four people at the Jewish Museum in central Brussels. Three died instantly, o... more

Marine Corps Sgt. Major John W. Scott

MARSOC Welcomes New Commander at Camp Lejeune

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- The U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command bid farewell to one commander and welcomed another during a ceremony aboard Stone Bay at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 6.    Major Gen. Mark A. Clark relinquished command of MARSOC to Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman before a crowd of nearly 400 inside the... more


Nurse Who Refused to Force-Feed Detainee Sent Home

MIAMI -- A Navy nurse who was the first, and apparently only, member of the medical staff at Guantanamo to refuse to take part in the feeding of hunger striking prisoners has had his assignment cut short at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Tuesday. The nurse, a lieutenant whose name has not been released, was recently sent back early to h... more

Reporter James Foley

Slaying of American Reopens Debate on Ransoms

WASHINGTON -- By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand... more

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