Guantanamo Bay

Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite Guantanamo Provisions

President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington,Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion defense policy bill despite his opposition to restrictions in the legislation that ban him from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States and making good on a long unfulfilled campaign promise. Obama has opposed provisions preventing detainee transfers since Congr... more

Obama Vows Continued Gitmo Closure Push Despite Fresh Delay

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while answering a reporter’s question during a meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

MANILA, Philippines -- President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to work "meticulously" with Congress to try to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, and said he saw no reason for the Paris attacks to derail his long-planned push to make good on an unfulfilled campaign promise. Speaking to reporters at an economic summit, Obama suggested he st... more

Secret Program at Secret Guantanamo Prison Hears Everything

The U.S. government said six men who have been held more than 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have been sent to Uruguay to be resettled as refugees. (AP photo)

A secret Defense Department program provides unfettered eavesdropping on the accused terrorists imprisoned at Guantanamo's clandestine Camp 7 lockup, recently released war court documents show. Army Col. James L. Pohl, the judge in 9/11 trial, discovered the existence of the secret surveillance program during a recent war court hearing. Little ... more

France Seeks EU Security Aid, Launches New Airstrikes on Islamic State

Police forces patrol near the landmark, the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, Nov. 17, 2015. France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said that authorities carried out "128 police raids last night.” (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

PARIS -- France made an unprecedented demand for its European Union allies to support its military action against the Islamic State group as it launched new airstrikes on the militants' Syrian stronghold, days after attacks in Paris linked to the group killed at least 129 people. France invoked a never-before-used article of the EU's Lisbon Tre... more

Officials: No Credible Threats Target US after Paris Attacks

A commuter walks past a "Paris Strong" graffiti scrawled on the floor at the West 4th St. subway station, Nov. 14, 2015 in New York. Multiple attacks across Paris on Friday night have left scores dead and hundreds injured. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK -- Intelligence officials found no evidence of any specific or credible threat targeting American soil following the deadly Paris attacks, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Still patrols were stepped up and added security measures put in place nationwide. In New York, officers with assault rifles stood guard in Times Square, ... more

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