The first and only officer on the medical staff at Guantanamo Bay to conscientiously object to force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike has reportedly had his assignment ended. He has been sent back to Naval Health Clinic New England, his "parent command," while an investigation is completed, which may result in discipline or a court-martial.
Tuesday is Army Major Jason Wright’s last day as appointed counsel for Guantánamo Bay’s most well-known detainee, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. It’s also Wright’s last day in the United States Army.
Approximately 800 men have been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility since it was established in 2002. Today fewer than 150 remain. Despite the fact that more than half of current detainees have been cleared for transfer from...Show More Summary
In the wake of a Government Accountability Office report that concluded the Obama administration broke the law when it released five Taliban Guantanamo prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl, House Speaker John Boehner slammed the administration’s propensity to ignore laws. Show More Summary
Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, "We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn't even have to be financial."
After Thursday's network evening newscasts ignored a report from the Government Accountability Office that the exchange of five terrorists from Guantanamo Bay for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was illegal, NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America remained silent on the Obama administration scandal on Friday. Show More Summary
ROLL CALL: GAO: Pentagon Broke Law in Bergdahl Case. The Defense Department violated the law when it didn’t tell Congress before transferring five Taliban detainees from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar in return for the Taliban’s release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal decision made public Thursday. [...]
The Obama administration broke the law when it swapped five Taliban terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay for Army Sgt.
The Defense Department violated U.S. The Government Accountability Office said the Pentagon broke the law by using money appropriated by Congress to carry out the transfer of Guantanamo prisoners without giving lawmakers the required 30-day notice.
The Obama administration broke the law when it exchanged five Taliban commanders for a captured U.S. soldier without giving Congress 30 days notice, according to an official review by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office....Show More Summary
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration violated the law when it failed to give Congress adequate notice about the transfer of five detainees from Guantanamo Bay as part of a swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the investigative arm of Congress said Thursday.
There are a lot of ways to think about Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. government's exchange of five detainees at Guantanamo for his release by the Taliban. The Government Accountability Office's (GAO) take on the swap is: illegal. That's he decision released today by the GAO in response to an inquiry by members of the United States Senate. Show More Summary
The Department of Defense broke the law when it exchanged five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this year, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday.
The Obama administration violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in June, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. In a letter to Republican senators...Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) The Government Accounting Office has concluded that the Obama Defense Department violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act when it transferred five detainees at Guantanamo Bay to Qatar without providing at least 30 days notice to certain congressional committees. Show More Summary
Dan Wilbur Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:10:51 EDT George W. Bush did the #IceBucketChallenge! Loved when he gave all those folks at Guantanamo the Regular Temperature Water Bucket Challenge!
In the criminal justice system, we're familiar with two separate yet equally important groups of lawyers. On one side, we have attorneys for the government, who investigate, charge, and prosecute crimes. On the other, we have the defense...Show More Summary
Four months after defense lawyers first told a Guantanamo military commission that they'd learned the FBI was spying on their colleagues, it remains unclear who or what the FBI was investigating. What is clear is that it will continue to delay progress in the case of the five men accused of masterminding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Show More Summary
On August 1, President Obama acknowledged again that " We tortured some folks." Last week, one of those people, Abd al-Rahim Hussayn al-Nashiri, was back in the courtroom in the Guantánamo military commissions, where he faces the death...Show More Summary