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Guantanamo Bay

  1. Trump Wants Everyone to Think Obama’s Guantánamo Policy Was a Dangerous DisasterDespite repeated claims otherwise, the available evidence suggests George W. Bush’s release policy led to more reengagement than Obama’s.
  2. Obama Intends to Transfer 17 or 18 Guantánamo Detainees Before Leaving OfficeThe president also announced he’s pardoning another 78 people, and commuting 153 convicts’ sentences.
  3. Obama Approves His Largest Release of Guantánamo Prisoners EverAfter being held without charges for years, 15 of America’s detainees at Guantánamo Bay were transferred to the United Arab Emirates on Monday.
  4. U.S. Releases 9 More Guantanamo DetaineesEighty detainees now remain, the lowest population at the facility in 14 years. 
  5. There Are Now Fewer Than 100 Prisoners at GitmoTen men were transferred to Oman on Thursday.
  6. Guantanamo Inmate Held for 13 Years in Case of Mistaken Identity, Says PentagonHe expressed no desire for the future other than to get married.
  7. Obama Wants to Close Guantanamo, But Not If It Costs Half a Billion DollarsPentagon officials were sent back to the drawing board.
  8. Obama Wishes He Would Have Closed Guantanamo on Day OneThat’s what he’d change if he could do it over again.
  9. Next Battle Between Obama and Congress May Focus on Guantánamo BayThe president plans to make an aggressive push to transfer more detainees.
  10. 4 More Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Released They were sent back to Afghanistan.
  11. United States Sends 6 Guantánamo Bay Detainees to UruguayOnly 136 left to go.
  12. CIA Turned Guantánamo Prisoners Into SpiesWell, this is an interesting program. 
  13. interview
    Q&A: Occupy’s ‘Greatest Artist’ Writes Her MemoirsMolly Crabapple talks to the Cut about drawing smiley faces in Gitmo and waging class warfare in nightclubs.
  14. Guantánamo Bay Hunger Strike May Be Winding DownOr the government may be distorting the facts.
  15. Judge Puts an End to Rampant Guantánamo Groin SearchesThat discouraged detainees from meeting with lawyers.
  16. Judah Friedlander’s Plan for Guantanamo BayI say close Guantanamo, open the Bay.”
  17. Obama Plans to Shut Down Guantánamo, for Real This TimeHe’ll restart the transfer of detainees to Yemen.
  18. Obama Promises to Try Closing Guantánamo AgainThis is a lingering problem that is not going to get better.”
  19. New York Times Paid $150 for Guantánamo Bay Hunger Strike Op-EdIt will be sent to his family in Yemen through the prisoner’s lawyers.
  20. What It’s Like to Be Force-Fed at Guantánamo BayA prisoner wrote a devastating op-ed, dictated over the phone.
  21. Hunger-Striking Guantanamo Bay Detainees Used Batons to Fight GuardsThings are not going well at Gitmo.
  22. bad ideas
    Guantanamo-Themed Coachella Party Offers ‘Pleasurable Torture’ [Updated]Start your outrage engines.
  23. It Will Now Cost $17,000 to Fly Privately to GuantánamoThe Navy ends commercial service to the base.
  24. The Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg on How to Report From Guantanamo BayShe’s been covering it since the first detainee arrived in 2002.
  25. Imprisoned Former Bin Laden Translator Says LeBron James Is ‘Very Bad Man’He should apologise … “
  26. Why Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Love The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirOur theory. 
  27. Bin Laden Driver–Utility Man Freed After Decade-Plus at GuantánamoHe pleaded guilty in 2010 to charges of conspiracy and supporting terrorism.
  28. 180 Sleepless Hours Broke Khalid Sheikh MohammedA CIA official speaks up about the Al Qaeda chief’s interrogation.
  29. Accused 9/11 Plotters Did Not Cooperate at Their Arraignment The trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men got off to a rocky start. 
  30. Families of Victims Can Watch Accused 9/11 Plotters’ ArraignmentLive from Guantanamo Bay.
  31. Accused 9/11 Plotters Have a Date With Guantánamo TribunalKhalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four alleged co-conspirators are finally being arraigned.
  32. Leaked Gitmo Docs Show Al Qaeda Operatives Plotted to Cut Cables on the Brooklyn BridgeThey never acted on it.
  33. Prosecutors Seek the Death Penalty for Suspected USS Cole BomberThe military claims Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri led Al Qaeda operations.
  34. Guantánamo Bay Tribunals to ResumeAnd we’re back!
  35. U.S. to Lift Ban on Guantánamo TrialsAfter more than two years, Guantánamo trials are expected to begin soon.
  36. Closing Guantanamo About to Get TougherObama’s plan to close Guantanamo is in worse shape than before.
  37. Can Obama’s Executive Order on Guantánamo Stand Up Against Congress?One too many “indefinitelys.”
  38. Bin Laden’s Former Cook, Bodyguard Admits to CrimesHe’ll face August 9 hearing at Guantánamo Bay.
  39. White House Nearing Compromise on Detainee TrialsEric Holder is being left out of this one.
  40. The Washington Post Still Thinks Rahm Emanuel Is Doing GreatThe paper has been tirelessly defending Obama’s chief of staff for weeks now.
  41. Convicted Lady Al Qaeda: Chillingly Calm and Collected, When She Wants to BeThroughout her trial, Aafia Siddiqui seemed out of control and even crazy — until she took the stand.
  42. terrorism
    50 Prisoners to Remain at GuantánamoForty more will be tried, and the remaining 110 will be sent home or to foreign countries.
  43. Maybe Curing Terrorists With ‘Art Therapy’ Isn’t Such a Good IdeaWho would have thunk it?
  44. 9/11 Families Divided About NYC Terror Trials9/11 families react to the news of a downtown Manhattan civilian trial for alleged plotters.
  45. Five Gitmo Detainees, Including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to Be Tried in New YorkThey’ll be tried in civilian court.
  46. Greg Craig Stepping Down As White House CounselBut he’s still got great hair.
  47. politics
    R.E.M.: Torture?A bunch of famous musicians have filed a FOIA request seeking info on whether their songs were used as tools of torture at Guantánamo Bay.
  48. Judge Orders Guantánamo Detainee Freed, Citing Obama’s New PoliciesMohammed Jawad will be free in 22 days, unless the DOJ presses charges here in the U.S.
  49. Gitmo Detainee to Hang Around NYC for More Than a YearHear that, Midwest? Are we complaining?
  50. First Guantánamo Detainee to Be Tried in New York, Pleads Not GuiltyAhmed Khalfan Ghailani could face the death penalty over his work with Al Qaeda.
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