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15 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US News, Camp Delta

17 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Shaker Aamer 'Beaten' in Latest Guantanamo Crackdown...

British resident Shaker Aamer has reportedly been beaten at Guantanamo Bay, in evidence of a new crackdown on prisoners protesting their detention without charge.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, US News, Liberal Political News

23 hrs ago | Politico

U.S. sends two prisoners to Yemen from Afghanistan

The U.S. Government on Monday ended what appears to have been a four-year-long hiatus in the transfer of prisoners to Yemen, moving two men there from Afghanistan in what could be a precursor for releases of dozens of Yemenis held at Guantanamo Bay.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Asia Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Former Chief Prosecutor Speaks On Policy Opposition

Davis, the former chief prosecutor for the Military Commissions of Guantanamo Bay and the keynote speaker during Tuesday afternoon's eighth annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, spoke on his objection of torture and waterboarding, specifically the government's use of evidence received through torture.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Case Western Reserve University, US Military, US Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base

Alabama Live

Guantanamo nurse reassigned after refusing to force-feed hunger striking prisoners

The U.S. Navy has cut short a nurse's assignment at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after he refused to force-feed prisoners on hunger strikes there.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Cuba, World News, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

Foreign Policy

Lady al Qaeda: The World's Most Wanted Woman

The Taliban wanted to trade Bergdahl for her. The Islamic State offered to swap Foley.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Pakistan, Asia, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Mon Aug 25, 2014

News Max

Security Analyst: ISIS Using Steven Sotloff as Human Shield

Journalist Steven Sotloff, who is being held captive by the Islamic State, the same group that beheaded journalist James Foley, is being used as a human shield, says Matthew VanDyke, a friend of Sotloff's and Foley's who was also a POW under Moammar Gadhafi in Libya.

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Related Topix: Prison, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

OpEdNews

Selective Outrage over Ukraine POWs

Some of the original detainees jailed at the Guantanamo Bay prison, as put on display by the U.S. military.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Prison, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp,

Silicon Alley Insider

James Foley's Family: US Should Rethink No-Negotiation Hostage Policy

In the end, none came - a result which in part can be attributed to the White House's policies towards terrorist kidnap victims.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

Real Clear Politics

Obama's Iraqi Mission Impossible

It was shortly after midnight on the Fourth of July when the specially modified Black Hawk helicopters fitted with radar-evading equipment swooped down over Ukayrishah, a small town next to the Euphrates River, close to the northern Syrian city of Raqqa.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, South Jordan, UT

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Daily Record

US claims Tartan Taliban suspect James McLintock helped to run terror training camps in Afghanistan

US officials believed that Tartan Taliban A suspect James McLintock was close to the leader of terror training camps in Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Examiner.com

Bergdahl swap: Federal agency says Obama administration are lawbreakers

President Barack Obama defended his decision by allegedly lying that his administration had consulted with Congress 'for some time' about that possibility of a prisoner swap.

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Related Topix: US News, Prison, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US Military, US Army

Berkeley Daily Planet

Eclectic Rant: John Yoo and the Senate Torture Report

Professor John Yoo stepped away from his lectern at the UC Berkeley School of Law to send an e-mail to the San Francisco Chronicle criticizing the forthcoming Senate Select Committee on Intelligence torture report saying that if "torture was used and it didn't work, she [Senator Dianne Feinstein] is flat wrong."

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, George Bush, Abu Ghraib

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Local10.com

Pinecrest journalist Steven Sotloff's kidnapping raises debate over paying ransom to terrorists

Ever since bloodthirsty Islamic State militants beheaded journalist James Wright Foley, Angelica Jaramillo has been waiting to learn the fate of a 31-year-old man from Pinecrest they threatened to kill next.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

TheBlaze.com

Boehner blasts Obama's 'lapse in judgment' by releasing the Taliban Five

House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that President Barack Obama made a critical tactical error earlier this year by releasing five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, especially as the threat of the Islamic State continues to grow.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

In-depth Africa

Obama Delayed Rescue of US Hostages Until it Was Too Late

There's a familiar pattern here with Bin Laden and Bill Clinton. Obama didn't agree to go after Bin Laden until he decided that he could take him prisoner and use him to dismantle Guantanamo Bay.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

ThinkProgress

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Camp Delta, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Liberal Political News

Times Herald-Record

Journalist James Foley's slaying rekindles ransom debate

On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped in Syria, his parents and his employer received an email in English from his captors.

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Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

Cybercast News Service

ISIS Tried to Use Foley as Leverage to Free Female Pakistani TerroristCNS

The terrorists who murdered U.S. journalist James Foley claimed to have offered his freedom in exchange for a Pakistani woman whose lengthy prison term for attempting to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan has made her a cause cA©lA bre in Pakistan and among jihadists worldwide.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Terrorism, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Switched

Huffpost Hill - Policing: a Tankless Job

Steve King pointedly noted that there's no Congressional White Caucus, however there is an informal group known as "Congress."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Senate, Mitch McConnell

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