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Summary : Major Jason Wright, defense attorney for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of being one of the main players in the September 11 terror attacks, has resigned, claiming the U.S. government left him with no other choice.
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby confirmed Monday that U.S. forces had targeted al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, just one day after the group claimed responsibility for an attack on a military prison.
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)
A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday.
An argument on Fox News got taken to a new level during a discussion on potential ransom payments to terrorists.
British Muslim activist Anjam Choudary appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday morning, and while host Brian Stelter seemed as if he was working hard to give the cleric a fair shake, the veteran journalist couldn't help but get exasperated as Choudary steadfastly defended his radical Islamic ideology - and joked about 9/11.
Jason Wright, seen here during his 15-month deployment to Iraq, served in the military for nine years before resigning last week.
When Shappal Ibrahim, a peaceful activist with the Union of Young Kurds, was approached by a Syrian government official claiming to be a fellow supporter of the country's "revolution", he did not realize it was part of a ploy to detain him for his human rights activities.
Anchorage man uses phony badge to avoid traffic: An Anchorage man was arrested Saturday for allegedly flashing a phony law enforcement badge so he could avoid traffic while speeding down the Old Glenn Highway, Alaska State Troopers write.
Chris Green is Senior Reporter at The Independent. He was previously Deputy News Editor, and before that a freelance news reporter.
A former Army infantryman who spent time in military prison has been sentenced to 17 years in a state facility after being convicted of a home invasion.
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)
The army has jailed a group of soldiers for getting into a brawl with air force officers and given their leader additional duties cleaning and cooking for other inmates.
If the Middle East were one big room, Qatar would be the elephant, according to a growing number of regional experts who believe the oil rich emirate is propping up violent jihadists around the globe even as it poses as a U.S. ally and would-be broker of peace.
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