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Obama not pursuing executive order to shut Gitmo, sources say

The Obama administration is not pursuing the use of an executive order to shutter the Guantanamo Bay military prison after officials concluded that it would not be a viable strategy, sources familiar with the deliberations said. ... Read more»

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Obama plan to close Gitmo panned by Arizona GOP lawmakers

Arizona Republicans responded swiftly – and vehemently – to the plan announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where some of the most notorious terrorism suspects are detained.... Read more»

FactCheck: Christie PAC wrong about Gitmo prisoners

A TV ad from a pro-Chris Christie super PAC shows the New Jersey governor saying, “30 percent of the people the president has released from Guantanamo have gone back in the terrorism business.” That’s way off.... Read more»

FactCheck

Cheney's tortured facts

The former vice president offers misleading spin in defending CIA interrogation tactics.... Read more»

Freed Gitmo prisoners go to Uruguay

Six former prisoners of the U.S. military’s Guantanamo Bay detention facility arrived in Uruguay last weekend after more than a decade in captivity. A high-profile lawsuit over the U.S. military’s force-feeding of Guantanamo prisoners during a months-long hunger strike will continue despite their release. ... Read more»

McCain: CIA torture 'stained national honor'

I believe the American people have a right – indeed, a responsibility – to know what was done in their name. They must know when the values that define our nation are intentionally disregarded. Those policies stained our national honor, did much harm and little practical good. ... Read more»

4 questions we should be asking about the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap

Truthers, birthers, and Kennedy assassination geeks, move over: The sad case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is providing rich fodder for conspiracy theorists everywhere.... Read more»

Gitmo soldiers get 9/11 history lessons

Young soldiers at Guantanamo Bay would have been in grade school when the 9/11 attacks occurred. But the government is making sure the terrorist attacks are fresh in their minds.... Read more»

Now on trial at Guantanamo Bay: Spiral notebooks

On October 12, 2000, a skiff pulled up alongside the U.S.S. Cole, docked in Aden, Yemen, and blew up. The attack killed 17 sailors and nearly sank the Cole. It was one of Al Qaeda’s most lethal operations before 9/11. Nearly 13 years on, prosecutors and defense lawyers are still in pre-trial hearings. Welcome to the courts at Guantanamo Bay.... Read more»

US releases names of 'indefinite detainees' held at Guantanamo

The United States revealed the names and nationalities of 48 Guantanamo captives considered impossible to try yet unsafe to release. ... Read more»

Comic: The War on Terror

Guantanamo

President Obama again vowed to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. ... Read more»

Afghanistan: For ex-Taliban, it's peace or death

Former members of the Taliban are desperate for peace. Their lives may depend on it.... Read more»

Borderlands Theater

'Lidless' asks hard questions through hard-edged theatre

Winner of the 2009 Yale Drama Series Prize, the play "Lidless" follows military interrogator Alice home after her tour of duty at Guantanamo Bay. It is a confrontational play that is not easy to enjoy. That’s because it does not particularly want to be liked – it wants to viewed critically. ... Read more»

Poll: Most Americans support Obama's security policies

A new poll finds overwhelming approval for President Obama's national security policies among Americans.... Read more»

Comic: Piracy

The Skinniest Pirate

On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Navy personnel freed the crew of an Iranian fishing trawler, which had been held captive for six weeks by Somali pirates.... Read more»

Analysis

Europe's lessons from Sept. 11

Some EU lawmakers and civil-rights activists say the post-9/11 solidarity with the United States led to poorly conceived counterterrorism policies that undermine European principles, punishing innocent people instead of potential attackers.... Read more»

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