8 hrs ago
Nanaimo Daily News
Omar Khadr trying again to sue Canada for $20M and claim conspiracy with U.S.
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr tries again Wednesday to expand his civil lawsuit against the federal government to include a claim that Canada conspired with the United States for what he says was the abuse of his rights and torture.
17 hrs ago
Gitmo: costly to run, hard to close
Detainees talk in a common area of Camp 5 at the Guantnamo Bay prison recently. More than 12 years after George W. Bush's administration sent the first detainees, tensions are mounting over whether President Obama can close the prison before leaving office.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Pressure Mounts to Close Crumbling Gitmo
Pressure to close down the prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, or "Gitmo," is mounting - the only problem is, what to do with the prisoners? While President Barack Obama pledged to shut the rapidly aging and deteriorating prison down, and even signed an executive order in 2009 to do so within one year, Gitmo remains open, housing 149 prisoners, ... (more)
The New Zealand Herald
Uruguay says Guantanamo prisoner not imminent
The transfer of six men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay may not be imminent after all.
NY Times: Guantanamo Decaying
The New York Times has some new articles on the decaying of Guantanamo . Camp X-Ray is now a "ghost prison."
Fri Aug 29, 2014
MSNBC's Krystal Ball, Guest Blame ISIS Waterboarding on Abu Ghraib, Gitmo
MSNBC's Krystal Ball substituted for Ronan Farrow as host of his MSNBC show on Friday and remarked with a guest during a segment on the Islamic terror group ISIS that their reported waterboarding of their captives, including the late James Foley, can be blamed on the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and what happened at Abu Ghraib in ... (more)
Stars and Stripes
Case of Gitmo nurse who wouldn't force-feed may put policy on trial
In this file photo from Dec. 27, 2007, a corpsman checks a detainee's blood pressure at a detainee hospital adjacent to Guantanamo Bay's Camp Four.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Fire Dog Lake
Navy Nurse Who Refused Order to Force-Feed Hunger Striking Guantanamo Prisoners May Face Discipline
The first and only officer on the medical staff at Guantanamo Bay to conscientiously object to force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike has reportedly had his assignment ended.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Selective Outrage over Ukraine POWs
Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the eyes of military police during in-processing to the temporary detention facility at Camp X-Ray of the naval base at Guantanamo Bay in this file photo.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Outside the Beltway
GAO: Obama Broke The Law In Bergdahl Release Deal
It's been nearly three months since Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed from Taliban captivity in a deal that resulted in the release of five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Hoekstra: Congress Will Do Nothing About Bergdahl Swap
Congress will not take action against the Obama Administration for violating federal law when the Defense Department orchestrated the release of Sgt.
WH Rules: Violation in Terrorist Swap Punishable By Jail, Suspension, Removal of Office
The law violated by the Obama administration when it secretly exchanged five Guantanamo terrorists for an Army solider captured by the Taliban after deserting his post is punishable by jail, suspension and removal of office, according to written White House rules.
Congressman Suggests Obama 'Signaled' To Terrorists That It Was Okay To Capture Foley
On Friday, a Republican congressman implied that the Obama administration's decision to swap five Taliban officials for the release of Army Sgt.
Crazy Conservatives Are Sure a Gitmo Detainee Killed James Foley
James Foley was courageous, and his murder by an apparently English-accented zealot of the Syria-based Islamic State was so horrific that no simple narrative can do it justice.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
GAO rules Pentagon broke law in Sgt. Bergdahl swap
A nonpartisan government watchdog agency said Thursday that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt.
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Wed Aug 20, 2014
Obama Deploys ISIL Terrorists to Qatar with So-Called 'Security Guarantees'
President Barry Obama may have fled back to his vacation resort at Martha's Vineyard to avoid answering some tough questions about his cozy relationship with the Qatar government.
First Camp X-Ray Poster, Plus New Posters for Trash, Horns, White Bird in a Blizzard, and Jessabelle
Camp X-Ray - The first Camp X-Ray for the Guantanamo Bay-set drama makes no mistake about its selling point, as star Kristen Stewart graces almost the entire one-sheet.
WaPo: Was Foley's killer a former Gitmo detainee?
The British accent in the video that depicted the despicable and cowardly murder of an American journalist has raised concerns in the UK about the background of the ISIS jihadist.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Gitmo hunger strike cost feds $300K for liquid nutrition; half spent on vanilla Ensure
Accused terrorists being held in a Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba have cost the federal government roughly $300,000 for liquid nutritional supplements due to hunger strikes.