Guantanamo Bay

Obama Appears to Be Seeking a More Forceful Defense Secretary

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REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON -- As he searches for his fourth defense secretary in six years, President Obama appears to be looking for a more forceful, articulate military leader to navigate the tough but limited wars that are likely to consume much of his final two years in office. Finding a candidate with deep Pentagon experience who can help s... more

US Sends 5 Guantanamo Detainees to European Resettlement

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba. -- The Pentagon sent five long-held Arab detainees to resettlement in Europe on Thursday, three to Georgia and two to Slovakia. The transfer, announced after a U.S. C-17 cargo plane cleared Georgian airspace in its two-nation mission, left 143 captives still at the prison camps in southeast Cuba. More transfers ... more

Nursing Group Backs Navy Nurse Who Wouldn't Force-Feed at Guantanamo

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba. -- One of America's leading nursing organizations is trying to save the U.S. Navy career of an officer, a nurse like them, who refused to force-feed hunger strikers this summer. In a private letter, the American Nurses Association wrote Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel last month arguing that the nurse should not... more

Gitmo Judge Leaves Female Guard Ban in Place Until Next Year

In this Dec. 6, 2006, file photo, a shackled detainee is transported by guards away from his annual Administrative Review Board hearing with U.S. officials, at Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Brennan Llinsley/AP

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba. -- A military judge on Tuesday left intact his order forbidding female guards to touch an alleged al-Qaida commander while he is being transported to and from legal meetings, rebuffing remarks that the ban has been disruptive to the running of this base's most clandestine prison. "How hard is it for just one of t... more

Detention at Guantánamo Grinds On: 13 Years and Counting

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba. -- The detainee in the cage outside the prison hospital psych ward never broke stride on a treadmill as a knot of reporters went past. Thunk, thunk, thunk, went his feet as he kept the beat behind green sniper netting that obscured all but his silhouette. A soldier stood watch. No one would explain who the man w... more

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