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  • EBR District Attorney to observe court hearing for 9/11 mastermind

    May 11, 2017 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore is one of five people selected from across the nation to attend a military hearing for the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America. Moore said he just found about it two weeks ago and leaves tomorrow afternoon.... more »
  • US airstrikes kill former Guantanamo detainee in Yemen

    March 6, 2017 8:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. airstrikes against an al-Qaida-linked militant group in Yemen killed a former Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee who was released in 2009 despite earlier recommendations that he remain in custody because he was considered a high threat to America and its allies. The Pentagon says Mohammed Tahar, a Yemeni,... more »
  • US frees 9 Guantanamo prisoners, sends them to Saudi Arabia

    April 16, 2016 3:33 PM

    MIAMI - Authorities say the U.S. has released nine prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and sent them to Saudi Arabia for resettlement. All nine are Yemeni but have family ties to Saudi Arabia. None of the men had been charged and all but one had been cleared for release from the... more »
  • Officials say Guantanamo transfers have killed Americans

    March 23, 2016 1:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Obama administration officials say fewer prisoners released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are returning to the fight than before. But they acknowledged during congressional testimony Wednesday that Americans have been killed by released Guantanamo detainees. The officials declined to provide details and did not say... more »
  • Pentagon's Guantanamo closing plan lays out costs, savings

    February 23, 2016 10:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the detention center at Guantanamo Bay undermines America's national security and needs to be closed. Obama says the detention center is counterproductive in the fight against terrorism because it's used as propaganda to recruit terrorists and drains military resources. The White House... more »
  • What to do if US begins capturing more suspected terrorists?

    February 21, 2016 2:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has refused to send any suspected terrorists captured overseas to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. But if the U.S. starts seizing more militants in expanded military operations, where will they go, who will hold them and where will they be tried? Those are questions... more »
  • Order forcing judges to move to Guantanamo halts 9/11 case

    February 25, 2015 2:30 PM

    MIAMI - A military judge has ordered an immediate halt to proceedings in the Sept. 11 terrorism case because of a new Defense Department rule that requires him to relocate to the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Lawyers for five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist... more »
  • Top military officer says Gitmo creates 'psychological scar'

    January 11, 2015 6:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - Count the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman among those who believe it's in the national interest to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Gen. Martin Dempsey says the facility at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba "does create a psychological scar on our national values. Whether it should... more »
  • US releases 5 Guantanamo prisoners, sends them to Kazakhstan

    December 31, 2014 1:59 AM

    MIAMI, FL - Five men held for a dozen years without charge at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan for resettlement. The two men from Tunisia and three Yemenis are among dozens of men held at Guantanamo who... more »
  • US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    November 22, 2014 10:57 AM

    MIAMI - A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released as the U.S. continues attempts to whittle down the prison population at its base in Cuba. The Pentagon said Saturday that Muhammad al-Zahrani was sent to his homeland based on the... more »
  • Judge orders release of Gitmo videotapes

    October 3, 2014 2:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday ordered the public release of videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed. Lawyers for the prisoner, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, have challenged his treatment as abusive. Numerous news media outlets, including The Associated Press, asked the... more »
  • House condemns Obama for prisoner swap

    September 9, 2014 4:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House has voted to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders. The vote on Tuesday was 249-163 for the nonbinding resolution. Democrats label the vote an election-year, partisan attack... more »

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