U.S. President Barack Obama is a little closer to fulfilling his six-year-old promise to close the U.S. military prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. At least five detainees are expected to be moved from the facility by the end of the month, which would leave 127 remaining prisoners at the facility, according [...]
(Paul Mirengoff) The United States government has put al Qaeda’s Ibrahim al-Rubaish on a global terrorist list and offered a $5 million reward for information on his whereabouts. Once we knew his whereabouts — Guantanamo Bay detention center. Show More Summary
The State Department official responsible for diplomatic efforts to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees is returning to his law firm.
State Department Guantanamo envoy steps down after 18 months on the job
The US official responsible for negotiating the transfers of terror suspects from the American-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is leaving his post, the State Department said late Monday. US Secretary of State John Kerry said Cliff Sloan, Washington’s special envoy for Guantanamo closure,...
By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department envoy responsible for negotiating prisoner transfers from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is resigning, officials said on Monday, even as President Barack Obama is promising a stepped-up push to close the facility. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Our restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba and the accompanying swap of prisoners have overshadowed the release of six terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay, after the government of Uruguay agreed to accept the six. Show More Summary
President Obama once again pledged to shutter the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
President Obama reasserted his vow to close the prison and Guantanamo Bay. “I’m going to be doing everything I can to close it,” Obama said on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley,” program in an interview taped on Friday. “It is something that continues to inspire jihadists and extremists around the world, the [...]
President Obama gave Candy Crowley an interview on her last CNN State of the Union show today. In the interview, he vowed to do everything he could to close Guantanamo despite opposition from Republicans and BlueDog Democrats in Congress. McCain...Show More Summary
Who said it? 1. “Where’s your sense of humanity?” 2. “I think it was an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly.” 3. “[T]he administration is more interested in emptying Guantanamo so that it can close it, rather than protecting the national security interests of the United States and the lives of Americans, including […]
The New York Times reports that while the rest of the country was worried about some movie, the Obama Administration sent four more graduates of Guantanamo University back to Afghanistan, their home country. Remember yesterday when I mentioned that one graduate of the Balad Annex of Gitmo U was released back to Pakistan and he […]
U.S. president Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday that he will do “everything I can” to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home. Obama promised to shut the internationally condemned prison...
The U.S. still holds 63 detainees who have been cleared for release.
The Pentagon announced Saturday that four detainees have been sent home to Afghanistan from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as part of the U.S. government's ongoing release of former terrorism suspects who have been held for years.
The four were sent to their native Afghanistan in what is seen as a vote of confidence for their new president, Ashraf Ghani. Obama administration officials said they worked quickly to fulfil the request from Ghani, in office just three months, to return the four — long cleared for release — as a kind of [...]
Four more detainees have left Guantanamo. They are Mohammed Zahir, Shawali Khan, Abdul Ghani and Khi Ali Gul. All are from Afghanistan and were returned to Afghanistan. There is no requirement that the Afghan government further detain the men.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Defence Department says release of detainees, arrested between 2002 and 2003, followed thorough review of their case.
The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country.