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Bowe Bergdahl's dishonor

The court-martial charges announced Wednesday against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cast some new light on the soldier's conduct, as well as the administration's decision to give up five Guantanamo detainees to secure his release. In neither case is the new light flattering.

#NPRreads: Leaving Guantanamo, And Why Black People Don't Call Police

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

For this weekend, we recommend pieces that touch on what's happened to some of the prisoners released from Guantanamo and an essay from one of India's few foreign correspondents.

3 released for Bergdahl try to reconnect with pals

A “very shocked” ninja sent us a link to Fox News‘ Catherine Herridge who reports that three of the five Guantanamo terrorists who were traded for Bowe Bergdahl last year have been trying to “reengage” with their old terror network pals; The official who described the attempts by three to make contact did not identify […]

Deserter or not, Bowe Bergdahl deserved to be rescued

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

When President Obama agreed last year to trade five prisoners at Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held captive for five years in Afghanistan by the Taliban and its allies, some critics of the deal said Bergdahl wasn't worth it because he had left his post before being...

Jeb Bush doesn't want to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) thinks the US should "stay the course" and maintain operations at the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bush told FOX News Channel's Brian Kilmeade on Thursday "We shouldn't be closing down Guantanamo,"...Show More Summary

Senator: Pentagon must watch Taliban swapped for Bergdahl

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte is asking Defense Secretary Ash Carter to take every reasonable step to make sure that the five Taliban leaders released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are not allowed...Show More Summary

Dispelling the myths of Guantanamo Bay

We are confronted every week by stories of the most barbaric crimes committed by Muslim terrorists. We want to do everything we can to protect ourselves and catch and punish these evil people.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Will Be Charged With Desertion, Lawyer Says

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in exchange for five detainees at the Guantánamo Bay prison. Bergdahl was captured after he walked off his post in 2009.

Amicus: Throwing Away the Key

Listen to Episode 13 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab There was a time when the detainees at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba were a frequent subject at the U.S. Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: March 24, 2015

U.S.: According to a new study about forty million people in the U.S. speaks the blend of English and Spanish known as “Spanglish.” Uruguay: Uruguay will reportedly not take in more former Guantanamo detainees as President Tabaré Vasquez seems to distance himself from the policies of his predecessor, José Mujica. Show More Summary

Uruguay Will No Longer Accept Guantanamo Prisoners

The new Uruguayan government says it will no longer grant asylum to prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by MORE SNOW.Recommended Reading:Jason: [Content Note: Torture; force-feeding; detention] Pentagon Panel Proposes Sweeping Changes That Could Impact Guantanamo Force-FeedingAnita: [CN: Misogynist terrorism;...Show More Summary

Pentagon panel proposes changes to military medical ethics that could impact Gitmo force-feeding

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The panel may also have just saved the career of a Navy nurse who refused to force feed Guantanamo captives. Read the rest

Pentagon Panel Proposes Sweeping Changes that Could Impact Guantanamo Force-Feeding

last weekNews : Vice News

A committee that advises the Secretary of Defense has recommended that military healthcare workers be allowed to bow out of medical procedures that violate their profession's code of ethics.

Guantanamo Detainee Speaks Out Against Torture From His Prison Cell

last weekNews : Reason

Published on March 18, 2015. Original Text below: "I cannot believe that the majority of Americans want to finance the detention of innocent people," says Hina Shamsi, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union. She speaks on behalf of her client,Mohamedou Slahi, a current detainee at the U.S. Show More Summary

Guantanamo’s Ex-Detainees Find Little Solace in Uruguay

last weekNews : Truthdig

Debra Sweet (CC BY 2.0) Release from Guantanamo prison to the shoals of Uruguay has not amounted to freedom for many of the men whom the U.S. government previously regarded as “high threat” members of al-Qaida’s global terrorist network. The Washington Post reports: While free — in theory — to leave Uruguay, the men do not yet have passports. Show More Summary

Michael Katsidis vs. Joel Casamayor

last weekSports / Boxing :

On March 22, 2008 at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California, Michael Katsidis, from Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, fought Joel Casamayor, from Guantanamo, Cuba, for the interim WBO lightweight title. Katsidis was undefeated at 23-0 coming…

Tom Cotton Wants To Punish Countries That Take Guantanamo Prisoners -- Including U.S. Allies

WASHINGTON -- Days after touring the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark). introduced legislation that would likely ensure the prison remains open for future lawmakers to visit as well. Cotton, apparently unbowed by the outcry over his recent open letter to Iranian leaders, introduced a bill on Wednesday that would cut U.S. Show More Summary

Years After Being Freed From Gitmo, Father And Son Still Can't Reunite

Abdul Nasser Khantumani and his son Muhammad were held at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, without charge for eight years. Despite regaining their freedom, their heartbreak continues, as father and son live separately...Show More Summary

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