Included in the short-term plans are a new base hospital built to withstand earthquakes at a cost of $50 million per bed, troop housing and infrastructure for a pop-up encampment that could house 13,000 migrants and 5,000 U.S. forces.
The Trump administration is making a fresh attempt at drafting an executive order on handling terrorism detainees, reviving a struggle to navigate legal and geopolitical obstacles to expand use of the Guantánamo Bay wartime prison, according to officials familiar with internal deliberations.
A settlement was announced Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against two psychologists involved in designing the CIA’s harsh interrogation program used in the war on terror. The terms were not disclosed.
A Pentagon prosecutor pressed an embarrassed and reluctant Saudi terrorist to describe his abuse during interrogations in Afghanistan, including an episode of an Army private shoving his genitals in the man’s face.
The U.S. government alleges that fighters who answered to the Iraqi committed a series of war crimes, including shooting at a U.S. military medevac helicopter, setting roadside charges that killed allied troops, and attacking civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The no-show deprived four family members of men allegedly killed by Abd al Hadi al Iraqi’s forces in 2003 their first opportunity to see the man who allegedly paid insurgents for the separate attacks that killed their loved ones — one a soldier, the other a CIA contractor — in Afghanistan.
Guantánamo judge says spectators who make it to the remote base and into the maximum-security war court compound can watch a Saudi terrorist provide time-capsule testimony for an al-Qaida case, but he forbids transmissions to remote-viewing sites in the United States.
The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia — granting the alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheik Mohammed a rare Writ of Mandamus in a narrow issue in his death-penalty case — should not cause the cancellation of the Aug. 21-25 pretrial hearing at Camp Justice.
The civil trial of two psychologists who waterboarded in the CIA’s ‘Black Sites’ starts Sept. 5, creating a conflict with scheduled testimony in pretrial hearings against the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing.