Dec 2, 2014

Obama dealt major setback in closing Guantanamo

President Barack Obama’s 5-year-old campaign to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, suffered a major setback as lawmakers finalizing the annual defense policy bill rejected steps toward shuttering the facility. Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the chairman of the Armed Services ...

Uruguay agrees to take five detainees freed from Guantanamo prison

Mar 21, 2014

Uruguay agrees to take five detainees freed from Guantanamo prison

President Jose Mujica said Thursday that his country has agreed to receive detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, calling the decision a matter of human rights. U.S. President Barack Obama is struggling to fulfill his five-year-old promise to close ...

Feb 8, 2014

Canadian band bills Pentagon for using its music at Gitmo

A Canadian hard rock band has sent the Pentagon a $666,000 bill after a former Guantanamo Bay guard alleged that the U.S. military used the band’s music to torture detainees. Skinny Puppy found out their music was blasted out at the detention center in ...

U.S. considers military trial for Russian detainee

Dec 18, 2013

U.S. considers military trial for Russian detainee

The Obama administration is actively considering the use of a military commission in the United States to try a Russian who was captured fighting with the Taliban several years ago and has been held by the U.S. military at a detention facility near Bagram ...

Guantanamo's fate tied to Afghan exit

| Oct 19, 2013

Guantanamo's fate tied to Afghan exit

The approaching end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan could help President Barack Obama move toward what he has said he wanted to do since his first day in office: close the American prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Blocked by Congress from releasing or ...

Aug 1, 2013

S&M novel is a hit with detainees at Gitmo

Sado-masochistic best-seller “Fifty Shades of Grey” is popular reading among high-value detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, officials told a visiting congressional delegation. “Rather than the Quran, the book that is requested most by (Camp Seven detainees) is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ” House ...