The commander of Guantánamo prison says that his guard force had grown by 100 troops, meaning he could double his captive census by bringing in 40 new male prisoners, including potentially Islamic State fighters.
US District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that Air Force Col. Vance Spath did not have unilateral authority to summarily convict Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker of contempt of the Guantánamo war court, the latest upset in the stalled USS Cole case prosecution.
The Army judge in the 9/11 mass murder case is circulating a pretrial hearing schedule that makes clear the Guantánamo trial won't start before 2020, McClatchy has learned. The five men accused of plotting the terror attacks that killed 2,976 people on Sept. 11, 2001 were arraigned in 2012.
The Pentagon plans to release a Saudi American dual citizen whom it accused of being a member of Islamic State at an undisclosed location in Syria, a move that his U.S. lawyers called "a death warrant."
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 9/11 judge ordered the fired Gitmo war court overseer and the Pentagon's top lawyer, who recommended that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis do the firing, to testify at the next pretrial hearing in the Sept. 11 case, according to two attorneys who saw the order.
Carol Rosenberg, the military affairs reporter for the Miami Herald and McClatchy, is being honored by the American Bar Association for her coverage of the military commissions at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay.
The sweeping order, issued by a U.S. Court of Appeals, asks for classified information and a declaration on past, present and future surveillance at Guantánamo on attorneys who defended an alleged al-Qaida bomber.
Saudi terrorist Ahmed al Darbi got a better cell, strawberry Oreos and shrimp among his perks for turning Guantánamo war court witness. The chief war crimes prosecutor capped the perks with permission to take his prison art home.
In the Sept. 11 pretrial hearing at Guantánamo a judge, defense attorney and prosecutor debated whether the president's incendiary tweets, particularly those about military justice and the death penalty, could taint the largest murder trial in U.S. history.
The repatriation downsized the detainee population to 40. It marked the first Trump administration release from the war on terror prison that President George W. Bush built, Barack Obama failed to close and Trump has so far failed to grow.
A military judge told lawyers for the alleged plotter of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to first ask a Pentagon office to arrange for more brain scans of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and then justify to him why an MRI is needed if they are refused.
Lawyers for Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the accused plotter of the Sept. 11 attacks, say preliminary and incomplete scans show possible evidence of a traumatic brain injury, the existence of which could thwart a capital prosecution.
The ruling was a key step toward the trial of five alleged al-Qaida accomplices in the 9/11 attacks . Because, if there was no war, there could be no trial at Guantánamo by military commissions, the war court, and the alleged plotters would require civilian, federal court prosecution.
While the Guantánamo detainees pray, the military makes special accommodations during the Muslim holy month. The kitchen prepares extra meals for a midnight snack for the men, who usually don't get a food option in the middle of the night.