By Ben Fox | 12/05/13 10:11 AM
MIAMI — Two men who have been held without charge at the Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade have been sent back to their native Algeria as part of a renewed effort to gradually close the prison, U.S. officials said Thursday. The Pentagon identified the two men as Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane...
By Adam Goldman | 11/26/13 07:25 AM
In the early years after 9/11, the CIA turned some Guantanamo Bay prisoners into double agents then sent them home to help the U.S. kill terrorists, current and former U.S. officials said. The CIA promised the prisoners freedom, safety for their families and millions of dollars from the agency's...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/20/13 08:58 PM
House Republicans are vowing to hold the line against transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. or overseas, despite a renewed push by President Obama and key senators to try to close the controversial facility. “We've already passed our bill and we're pretty united,” Rep....
11/19/13 07:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators on Tuesday illustrated their paralysis over what to do with the Guantanamo Bay prison, voting down dueling bills to loosen and tighten restrictions on transferring detainees. The result fails to significantly advance President Barack Obama's long-standing goal of...
By Tim Mak | 11/19/13 06:33 PM
In a 55-43 vote, the Senate rejected legislation introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., to limit the transfer of detainees to countries that pose a security risk. It also proposed a prohibition on the transfer of detainees to the United States, for medical treatment or trial.
By Susan Crabtree | 11/18/13 06:54 PM
The Obama administration is renewing its push to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, asking key lawmakers to lift restrictions on transferring detainees off the island. Top administration officials argue that the facility remains a terrorist recruiting tool and that shuttering the...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/18/13 04:59 PM
The White House reaffirmed President Obama’s intention to shutter the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a long and elusive promise the president is trying to push anew. “It is still absolutely the administration’s firm commitment to close the detention facility at Guantanamo...
By Associated Press | 11/18/13 06:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out...
By Tim Mak | 11/15/13 05:20 AM
The Senate is set to begin debating the country’s annual defense policy legislation, a perennially controversial task lawmakers hope to wrap up by Thanksgiving.
By Susan Crabtree | 11/14/13 03:19 PM
Congressional Republicans are vowing to stay vigilant and prevent President Obama from closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay as the Senate begins to consider a defense authorization bill.
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