Guantanamo Bay

Bergdahl Free While Awaiting Possible Court Martial

Bowe Bergdahl rubs his head in a still taken from the handover video released by the Taliban.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will not be detained or restricted from leaving his base in Texas while awaiting legal proceedings on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the Pentagon and the Army said Thursday. Bergdahl, who went missing in Afghanistan in 2009 and spent five years in captivity, will not be in pre-trial detention ... more

Bergdahl Describes Torture, Attempts to Escape Taliban

A video capture of Bowe Bergdahl with his Taliban captors.

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained spread-eagle to a bed, and threatened with execution after trying to escape. Bergdahl, 28, described this harsh treatment in Afghanistan in a note his lawyer released Thursday after ... more

US Military to Charge Bowe Bergdahl with Desertion

A video capture of Bowe Bergdahl with his Taliban captors.

The Army has filed desertion charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, Bergdahl's lawyer said Wednesday. Bergdahl, 28, will be charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy under Articles 85 and 95 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, said Eugene Fidell, a mi... more

DoD Doesn't Have to Say How it Would Execute Alleged USS Cole Suspect

Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is seen during his military commissions arraignment at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Guantanamo, Cuba.

Pentagon prosecutors don't have to divulge the intended method of execution of the accused mastermind of the USS Cole bombing, a judge ruled Tuesday. Lawyers for Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, 50, asked the judge in August to order the government to identify how it would carry out capital punishment in the case of the Saudi who allegedly orchestrated... more

Obama Regrets Not Shutting Down Guantanamo on First Day

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President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he regrets not shutting down the U.S. Navy's prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba when he first arrived at the White House six years ago. Obama made the remarks following an economic speech in Cleveland, where a seventh-grader asked what he regrets most about his presidency so far, the Washington Post report... more

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