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  • 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 »
  • House panel bars US funds for Guantanamo transfers

    June 10, 2014 11:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - A House panel has overwhelmingly backed a measure barring the use of U.S. funds for the transfer of detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The move comes amid a congressional outcry over the swap of five Taliban leaders for an imprisoned American soldier. The Appropriations Committee... more »
  • Louisiana soldiers return home from Gitmo Play Video

    May 2, 2014 7:11 PM

    PINEVILLE - Some Louisiana-based soldiers arrived home to a warm welcome Friday. Members of the 228th Military Police unit reunited with their families after a year at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The soldiers were doing security operations at the base. They said they're happy to be home with... more »
  • Christmas protests at Guantanamo Bay

    December 18, 2013 9:28 AM

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - An advocate for religious freedom in the U.S. military is calling on the Navy to remove nativity scenes and Christmas decorations from dining facilities at the base in Guantanamo Bay. Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation says he raised the issue after... more »
  • Judge: No TV broadcast of Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    January 3, 2013 3:03 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A military judge has denied a request to allow television broadcast coverage of the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. Defense lawyers requested TV coverage of proceedings at the U.S. base in Cuba. But the Defense Department... more »

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