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Iraqi Captive at Guantanamo Gets Marine Lawyer Who Invaded Iraq

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- An Iraqi prisoner accused of war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's resistance of the U.S. military in Afghanistan in 2003 met for the first time Monday with the lawyer chosen by the Pentagon to defend him: A Marine lawyer who was part of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, in his 50s, sat i... more

WWII Vets Being Denied Bronze Stars

Dear Sgt. Shaft, What can be done to about WWII veterans who are being denied recognition by the military? Requests are being answered by the U.S. Army with denials by applying guidelines after the fact since 1948 and as recent as February 2013. Veterans and family members of veterans (who are no longer with us) across this country hav... more

Is Guantanamo Navy Base Part of the USA? Well, That Depends...

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- U.S. troops blare The Star Spangled Banner across this 45-square-mile base each morning at 8 o'clock sharp. Fireworks crackle overhead on the Fourth of July. Marines control the fenceline opposite Cuba's minefield and American sailors check visitors' passports or Pentagon ID cards as they arrive by plane. So w... more

House Resolution Condemns Obama for Bergdahl Swap

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In a mostly party-line vote Tuesday, the U.S. House endorsed U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell's resolution condemning President Barack Obama for releasing five Taliban prisoners as part of a swap for a U.S. soldier without properly notifying Congress. The 249-163 vote followed an hourlong debate during which Rigell and other supporters argued that the ... more

Guantanamo Prisoner in Standoff as Transfer Stalls

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MIAMI — At about 155 pounds (70 kilograms), the Syrian prisoner is gaunt for a man over 6 feet (180 centimeters) tall. He is pale and weak, so lethargic at times that one of his lawyers said he had to lie on the floor when he met with her one day this summer at the prison on the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The hunger strike that 43-... more

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