The commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo learned in advance that the band hired to entertain troops on the Fourth of July had a notorious link to his base’s terror prison and went ahead for morale reasons to have Drowning Pool play as a prelude to a “heart-pounding fireworks” show.
A House Democrat on Wednesday accused Republican leaders of underhanded tactics after a GOP-controlled panel stripped from a military spending bill her amendment to force a debate to give president new authority for military action against terrorist groups.
Chief Guantánamo prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark Martins is trying to resolve a standoff between the prison commander and the chief war court judge that has brought the Sept. 11 case pretrial hearings to a halt, a member of the general’s team says.
Camp Iguana held Guantánamo’s youngest war prisoners and, later, captives ordered released by the courts. Now the detention center plans to tear down the abandoned detention site called Camp Iguana — and return it to the base for use as a recreation area.
Lawyers for the widow of a U.S. soldier slain in Afghanistan have filed court papers in Canada formally seeking to take millions of dollars away from a former Guantánamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing the soldier.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday defended his government’s apology and multimillion-dollar payment to Toronto-born former Guantánamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan.
The government of Canada on Friday formally apologized to Omar Khadr, the only Canadian imprisoned at the U.S. military base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. It also said that it had paid compensation to Khadr, a former child soldier, for violating his rights under Canadian law.
In a worsening dispute over the prison commander’s decision to withdraw fast boat services for war court judicial staff crossing Guantánamo Bay, the judge in the USS Cole case abated the proceedings on Friday and the Sept. 11 judge canceled this month’s hearing.
‘As long as you don’t harm anyone, you can enjoy any type of music you wish,’ says former, never charged detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi from Mauritania. He was sleep deprived with ‘Let the bodies hit the floor,’ in interrogation at Guantánamo in 2003.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats visited the remote Navy base to get “an up-to-date understanding” of current War on Terror operations.
A Navy prosecutor said unauthorized people “unintentionally overheard” detainees consulting with their attorneys at a special, irregular prison meeting site to stir the latest controversy over attorney-client privacy at the prison.
He’s convicted of war crimes. Pentagon defense lawyers want to clear him. Prosecutors say he’s returned to the fight. An appeals court has tasked a military judge to hold a military commission hearing in Washington, D.C., to help decide.
The judge in the 9/11 case on Friday froze the proceedings, putting next month’s pretrial hearings on hold over a new policy that, he said, would prevent him from sequestering himself from other war court travelers such as terror victims, witnesses and reporters.
Reporters allowed in the Detention Center Zone in June explored the possibility of a visit by the commander in chief, Donald J. Trump, or the retired U.S. Marine general serving as Secretary of Defense, James Mattis. All images were reviewed and approved
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