7 hrs ago
Guantanamo's inbmates may see light at end of tunnel
WASHINGTON: Weakened by a prolonged hunger strike, Yemeni detainees who have languished at Guantanamo Bay for years see growing hope of finally returning home after a ban on transfers to Yemen was lifted.
17 hrs ago
Neil Macdonald: How serious is Obama about curbing the drone surge?
Neil Macdonald is the senior Washington correspondent for CBC News, which he joined in 1988 following 12 years in newspapers.
21 hrs ago
The Washington Post
In 2009 redux, Obama faces thorny issue of detainees at prison in Cuba
Video: President Obama's speech on counterterrorism Thursday touched on drones, renewed efforts to close Guantanamo Bay, and was interrupted by a loud heckler.
Fri May 24, 2013
Obama blames America for Guantanamo: The U.S. 'flouts the rule of law'
During Barack Obama 's almost hour-long televised speech centered on the overall topic of terrorism , the Commander-in-Chief placed the cross hairs of blame directly on an implied rouge, law breaking nation: the United States of America, as posted in a transcription of Obama's speech by the National Constitution Center via Yahoo! News on May 23, ... (more)
The Wall Street Journal
Code Pink Co-Founder Interrupts Obama Speech
President Barack Obama's big speech Thursday at the National Defense University was interrupted - loudly - by Medea Benjamin , co-founder of Code Pink, a group that has long protested the U.S. wars and counterterrorism policies.
Obama to curtail drones in focused war on terror - Indiatalkies.com
Washington, May 24: Making a shift from a boundless "global war on terror", US President Barack Obama Thursday announced a new counter-terrorism policy narrowing the use of drones that has put it at odds with key allies like Pakistan.
How Obama Bungled Gitmo
Early on, the president promised to shutter the prison in a year's time. Then a plan came late and Democratic allies were abandoned.
Thu May 23, 2013
08:17Obama seeks end to perpetual US 'war on terror'
Twelve years after the "war on terror" began, President Barack Obama wants to pull the United States back from some of the most controversial aspects of its global fight against Islamist militants.
KTIV-TV Sioux City
Obama limits drone use
"A perpetual war, through drones or Special Forces or troop deployments, will prove self-defeating," Mr.
Obama lifts ban on Guantanamo transfers to Yemen
Lifting the ban is a step toward Obama's goal of closing the Navy-run prison in Cuba since nearly 100 of the 166 terrorist suspects held there are from Yemen and have had nowhere to go even if they had been cleared for transfer.
Obama's drone speech will probably be maddening
Today, Barack Obama will give a speech about drones. And about other stuff, like closing Guantanamo , but primarily about drones.
A Call to Action
Actor James Cromwell delivered this speech after receiving the Justice in the Arts Award from Death Penalty Focus at its dinner May 16 in Beverly Hills.
LONDON - Catholic Workers join solidarity with Guantanamo hunger...
Last week, we made our way to the book launch of Dirty Wars - the world is a battlefield" by former New York Catholic Worker now celebrated investigatory journalist Jeremy Scahill http://dirtywars.org/jeremy-scahill Jeremy gave an excellent speech naming Guantanamo as the most visible point of a massive iceberg of a U.S. policy of torture and ... (more)
Wed May 22, 2013
U.S. Has Killed Four U.S. Citizens in Drone Strikes
U.S. drone strikes have killed four American citizens in counterterrorism operations overseas since 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder said today, the Obama administration's first public acknowledgment of those killings.
Anonymous threat shuts down internet in Guantanamo
The US military has blocked Internet service at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba following online hacking threats from the group, Anonymous.
Tue May 21, 2013
Pentagon wants $450M for Guantanamo prison
Rescue crews are working through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood.