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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter, unveiled a Pentagon plan to close the military detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which would fulfill a pledge from his first campaign for president.

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»

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»

Former Vice President Dick Cheney.

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

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»

U.S. Sen. John McCain after a June 2014 tour of a Nogales Border Patrol facility holding hundreds of undocumented children.

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»

Bowe Bergdahl

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»

The entrance to Camp 1 in Guantanamo Bay's Camp Delta. The base's detention camps are numbered based on the order in which they were built, not their order of precedence or level of security.

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»

Can spiral notebooks be used as a weapon?

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»

Detainees at Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Jan. 11, 2002

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

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

Afghanistan, May 28, 2012 – Former Taliban fighters line up to handover their rifles to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan during a reintegration ceremony at the provincial governor’s compound in Ghor. The re-integrees formally announced their agreement to join the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program during the ceremony.

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

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»

Soldiers run along the perimeter of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in June 2010.

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

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»

Police at The Grand Palace in Brussels on May 18, 2009. The police presence has increased around Europe since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York.

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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