Guantanamo Bay Newswire (Page 9)

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  1. Rich Lowry: Little to celebrate in return of soldier in prisoner swapRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2014 | The Daily Advance

    ... Bergdahl Release Day." All indications are that Bergdahl, traded for five top-level Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, recklessly endangered himself and his colleagues after walking off his base on June 30, 2009. Then the military appears to ...

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  2. Obama Told Harry Reid about Bergdahl Swap, Not John Boehner or Mitch McConnellRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2014 | National Review Online

    ... ABC reports. The president is legally required to notify Congress 30 days before releasing a prisoner from Guantanamo Bay. A White House official apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) for failing to ...

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  3. Carl Levin Says White House Didna t Make Mistake They Apologized ForRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2014 | National Review Online

    President Obama did not fail to notify Congress of his plan to release five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, according to Senator Carl Levin, even though the White House has already apologized for that very "oversight."

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  4. Obama weighed Bergdahl optionsRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2014 | The Day

    ... Republicans said Tuesday that they would not have freed five Taliban commanders from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for one soldier. "I think we should have made efforts to bring Bergdahl home, but this price is higher than ...

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  5. 6/03/2014Read the original story

    Jun 3, 2014 | Digby

    ... his mind: Sen. John McCain says he now would be inclined to support trading a Taliban prisoner held at Guantanamo Bay for a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. In 2012, McCain called the idea of negotiating with the Taliban "bizarre" and ...

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  6. Obama: Congress consulted on prisoner exchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2014 | Journal Gazette

    WARSAW, Poland President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for an American soldier's freedom, saying his administration had consulted with Congress "for some time" about that possibility.

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  7. Secret videos were key to decision to go through with Bergdahl's swapRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

    ... Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, to back trading him for five Taliban detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison. "Like others, DNI Clapper expressed concerns in 2012 about the prospect of releasing these five detainees" to Qatar, DNI ...

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  8. What Your Opinion on the Bergdahl Swap Says About Your Views Toward ObamaRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2014 | National Journal

    ... He's the American soldier freed from Taliban captivity in an exchange for five hardened terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Awash in ambiguity, President Obama's decision to barter with the enemy led to the familiar Washington scene: Most ...

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  9. Bergdahl prisoner deal raises many questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2014 | MDJonline.com

    ... "dangerously declining health" made it imperative that he swap five high-ranking terrorist leaders from Guantanamo Bay for the sergeant. Yet eyewitness accounts say Bergdahl is in good condition, and French media, quoting a Pakistani militant ...

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  10. MSNBC's Matthews Hits Obama for Violating Law with Bergdahl-Taliban Prisoner SwapRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2014 | NewsBusters.org

    ... of securing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for transferring five high-level Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Qatari government custody. Of course, it took a liberal Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) complaining about the ...

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  11. Joint Chiefs chairman: Returned prisoner Bergdahl could face desertion chargesRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2014 | The Post-Standard

    ... holding hearings and briefings into the deal that swapped Bergdahl for Taliban officials who had been held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and several lawmakers said that President Barack Obama didn't notify them as a law governing the release of ...

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  12. Editorial: Questions surround prisoner releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... whether this five-for-one swap was a reasonable trade. These five members of the Taliban had been held at Guantanamo Bay for years. The chances that they will return to Afghanistan and resume their involvement in attacks against the United States ...

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  13. Freed soldier's personality had many dimensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2014 | Detroit News

    ... efforts to remind the nation that one of its own was still a prisoner. Five men were released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in a swap for Bergdahl. Under the conditions of release, the five are to stay within the borders of Qatar for at ...

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  14. Obama: - Sacred Rule' Required Securing Bergdahl's FreedomRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2014 | U.S. Department of Defense

    ... Qatar taking custody for a year of five senior Taliban commanders jailed at the Navy's detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bergdahl remains in stable condition at the Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, and as of today, has ...

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  15. Hagel: Sgt. Bergdahl's Release Important Day for Troops, NationRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2014 | U.S. Department of Defense

    ... a White House press conference that the United States is transferring five detainees from the prison in Guantanamo Bay to Qatar. At that press conference, Obama noted, "The Qatari government has given us assurances that it will put in place measures ...

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  16. Critics questioning credo of leaving no one behindRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    ... pressure Mr. Obama had been under since his decision to swap five Taliban detainees from the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bergdahl. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Gen. Dempsey also said Sgt. Bergdahl's next promotion ...

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  17. Obama defends deal that freed soldierRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    ... whether it would set a precedent. The five Afghans had been held at the much-criticised US military base of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Congress is required to be given 30 days notice for any transfer of prisoners from there. Senator Richard Durbin, ...

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  18. Obama uses gray area for Bowe Bergdahl decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2014 | Washington Times

    ... facing allegations he "deserted" his unit - in exchange for the release of five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay seems to fall in a gray area for this president. Unlike a traditional war, where the prisoners are shipped home, the five in ...

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  19. Blinded soldier, widow sue former Gitmo prisonerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2014 | News Observer

    FILE _ In this Oct. 31, 2010, file photo, Tabitha Speer, widow of Sgt. 1st Class Chris Speer, who was killed by a hand grenade that Omar Khadr admitted throwing, speaks to reporters on the sentencing of Khadr at his military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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  20. Soldier blinded in Afghanistan, widow sue former Gitmo prisonerRead the original story

    May 27, 2014 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    An American soldier blinded in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there have filed a $44.7 million wrongful death and injury lawsuit against a Canadian man who was held at Guantanamo Bay and pleaded guilty to committing war crimes when he was 15. Layne Morris of Utah and Tabitha Speer of North Carolina filed their lawsuit Friday in ... (more)

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