Guantanamo

Jani and Bob Bergdahl speak to the media during a press conference at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Their son Bowe was freed from captivity Saturday, May 31, 2014, by the Taliban. Also on the stage are Idaho National Guard Public Affairs Officer Col. Tim Marsano, Idaho Army National Guard Maj. Kevin Hickey, and Army Psychologist Dr. (Col) Bradley Kamrowskipoppen. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

US defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether […]

06/01/2014

Nov. 21, 2013: In this photo reviewed by the U.S. military, a soldier closes the gate at the now abandoned Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Defense bill gives Obama rare Guantanamo victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many detainees at Guantanamo Bay may be closer to heading home under a bipartisan deal reached in Congress that gives President Barack Obama a rare victory in his fight to close the […]

12/18/2013

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Judges weigh whether to toss terror conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) – A rare full appeals court Monday wrestled with whether it should overturn the conviction of an alleged al-Qaida propagandist, who argues the acts he was convicted for were not considered crimes at […]

09/30/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Al-Qaida: We will try to free Guantanamo inmates

BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Qaida’s leader said in remarks posted Wednesday that a prisoners’ hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay has revealed the “odious” face of America and claims that the terror network will spare no effort […]

07/31/2013

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Senate panel shows deep divisions on Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep divisions among members of a Senate panel over whether to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, underscore the uphill battle President Barack Obama faces in fulfilling a 5-year-old […]

07/24/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

US says most Guantanamo hunger strikers now eating

  MIAMI (AP) — A spokesman for the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay says nearly all prisoners on hunger strike have eaten in the last 24 hours. Army Maj. Gordon Campbell says the military […]

07/12/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Obama’s toughest sell on Guantanamo: Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s hardest sell in closing the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may be fellow Democrats. Moderate Senate Democrats facing tough re-election bids in the strongly GOP South have […]

07/05/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Gitmo closure elusive, Obama looks at other steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Barack Obama’s new vow, closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is still a tough sell in Congress. So the White House may look instead toward smaller steps like transferring some terror […]

05/01/2013

US releases names of 55 Guantanamo detainees

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – The U.S. Justice Department has made public the names of 55 Guantanamo prisoners who have been approved for transfer to the custody of other countries. The information has been […]

09/21/2012

Ninth prisoner dies at Guantanamo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A prisoner has died at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the U.S. military said Monday, two days after the man was apparently found unconscious in his […]

09/10/2012

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