Official: U.S. military to charge Bergdahl with desertion

Mar 26, 2015

Official: U.S. military to charge Bergdahl with desertion

The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years will be court-martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior ...

Court nixes Guantanamo conviction of Australian ex-detainee

Feb 19, 2015

Court nixes Guantanamo conviction of Australian ex-detainee

A former prisoner at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from Australia on Wednesday won a legal challenge to his terrorism conviction before a military court. The U.S. Court of Military Commission Review struck down the March 2007 conviction of David Hicks ...

Hurdles abound for Guantanamo closure, 13 years later

Jan 12, 2015

Hurdles abound for Guantanamo closure, 13 years later

Thirteen years after terror suspects first arrived in Guantanamo, the United States is sending inmates out at a faster rate than ever before — but hurdles remain in the effort to shutter it entirely. In 2014, 28 detainees were freed in “the largest single-year ...

U.S. torture program was mismanaged

Dec 26, 2014

U.S. torture program was mismanaged

The Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation program and the spy agency’s official response clash on almost every aspect of the long-secret operation, including the brutality and effectiveness of its methods and the agency’s secret dealings with the Bush White House, Congress and the ...

U.S. judge hears of Guantanamo force-feeding techniques

Oct 9, 2014

U.S. judge hears of Guantanamo force-feeding techniques

Hunger-striking prisoners who are force-fed at Guantanamo Bay can choose from several flavors, including strawberry, for the liquid meal they must ingest, while well-behaved inmates are sometimes force-fed communally, a U.S. court heard Wednesday. In remarkable testimony outlining procedures at the U.S. military base ...

Aug 27, 2014

U.S. Navy pulls protesting nurse from Guantanamo

A U.S. Navy nurse who was the first, and apparently only, member of the medical staff at Guantanamo to refuse to take part in the feeding of hunger striking prisoners has had his assignment cut short at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said ...

Jun 2, 2014

Gitmo hurdles persist after soldier swap

by Ben Fox

President Barack Obama has edged closer to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by swapping five Taliban members for a captured American soldier, but the criticism he faced Sunday for the deal underscores the challenges he faces in emptying out the cells at the U.S. ...

Freed from captivity, Bergdahl's ordeal continues

Jun 2, 2014

Freed from captivity, Bergdahl's ordeal continues

In 2008, when he joined the army, he was a bookish athlete from rugged Idaho with a passion for fencing. A year later, he was a captive of the Afghan Taliban. Today, he is on the way home, a free man at last. But ...