A former Guantánamo Bay detainee who held hunger strikes as a prisoner and was resettled in Uruguay along with five other former Pentagon captives is requesting a meeting with Uruguay’s foreign minister to talk about the men’s future in the South American country.
Carol Rosenberg, the Miami Herald’s military-affairs reporter, was this week named the winner of the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Edward Willis Scripps Award for distinguished service to the First Amendment for her coverage of the U.S. detention center and terror trials at the U.S. Navy base in Guantánamo, Cuba.
The retired Marine general who held the title “Convening Authority for Military Commissions” left in the wake of an unlawful command influence scandal over a quickly rescinded order that tried to relocate war court judges permanently to Guantánamo
Lawyers for an accused al-Qaida terrorist ask a military judge to safeguard a top-secret Senate Committee report that describes what the CIA did to him in four years of ‘Black Site’ detention before he was brought to Guantánamo for trial.
Ruling that the actions of the Convening Authority and his staff amounted to an attempt to exert “unlawful command influence,” the judge ordered Monday that the Pentagon replace the retired general and four lawyers on his staff.
A military judge has lifted his restraining order and is once again allowing female prison guards to touch a war-crimes suspect while moving him between Guantánamo’s most clandestine prison and legal appointments.
The Pentagon withdrew an order that would have made the war court judges drop their other duties and move to Guantánamo, the judge in the USS Cole case heard arguments about unlawful influence, and the judge in the 9/11 case rescinded his order abating the proceedings.
The son of a man killed on 9/11 never hesitated, never once thought about the circumstances — he was a first responder to the man defending the alleged mastermind of the attack that killed nearly 3,000 people, many of them first responders.