3 hrs ago | Mediaite.com
President Obama delivered his highly-anticipated, major, hour-long speech on his administration's counterterrorism policies yesterday, and as usual, he's taking it from all sides.
5 hrs ago | HawaiiNews
He also argued that changing threats require changes to the nation's counterterrorism policies.
6 hrs ago | Foreign Policy
President Obama's course corrections on his signature drone policy and Guantanamo Bay detainees are important.
8 hrs ago | Peninsula Clarion
An Alaska-based soldier from California will serve six months in a military prison and then be dismissed from the Army after being convicted of abusive sexual contact and other charges at a court-martial. The Army says in a release that 33-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Guillermo Castillo was convicted Thursday of the contact charge, twice ... (more)
12 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Following the beheading of a British policeman yesterday, President Obama announced that he is willing to end the war on terror .
16 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
President Obama outlined his vision for a revised American counterterrorism policy during Thursday's speech at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., renewing his call to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and announcing new guidelines to govern the use of targeted drone strikes on foreign soil.
20 hrs ago | Common Dreams
When he talked about the need to shut down Guantanamo, he said: "Look at the current situation, where we are force-feeding detainees who are holding a hunger strike.
In a major speech the US president also announced that he has signed into force a new - and secret - rule book for lethal action that provides 'clear guidelines, oversight and accountability' for covert drone strikes.
President Barack Obama will travel to Annapolis to speak at the Naval Academy commencement on Friday, addressing the class at a time when the military faces complicated internal challenges the graduating midshipmen will soon inherit.
President Barack Obama's pledge on Thursday to lift a ban on transfers of detainees to Yemen from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, addresses one of the core obstacles to clearing out the detention camp.
14, 1973 file photo, released prisoner of war John McCain is greeted by President Richard Nixon, left, in Washington.
President Barack Obama is expected to reaffirm his 2008 campaign promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, where terror suspects have been held since 2002, and begin the transfer of some prisoners to other countries.
However Anthony Weiner does when the polls close, he's certain to add drama to the most competitive New York City mayor's race in more than a decade.
A couple of hours ago I had a choice to make: spend the next hour writing a reaction to President Obama's big national security speech, or go to lunch.
Congressional Republicans reacted strongly and negatively Thursday to President Barack Obama 's proposals to close down the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, criticizing the possible move as "ill-conceived." They also panned his proposal to eventually repeal the post-9/11 law sending the U.S. military into action.
As President Obama outlined a renewed push to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, he was repeatedly interrupted by a protester, Medea Benjamin of advocacy group Code Pink, who accused the president of spurning the rule of law and demanded he immediately close the facility without congressional input.
President Obama on Thursday unveiled a major pivot in White House counterterrorism policy, calling for a limiting of CIA drones strikes and for a renewed effort to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Guantanamo Bay's detention facility opened in 2002 with 700 detainees. More than a decade later, 166 remain and more than half are in political limbo, waiting for the Obama administration and Congress to decide whether to close the prison.