Tag: Guantanamo bay

Under the pretrial agreement, the detainee, Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi, 39, will spend at least three and a half more years at Guantánamo before he is sentenced, and then would most likely be transferred to Saudi Arabia to serve out the remainder of that term.

Report: Terrorist Boasts Rosetta Stone Classes, Strawberries n’ Creme Oreos at Gitmo

The U.S. military’s Guantánamo Bay detention center is continuously rewarding an al-Qaeda jihadist turned prosecution witness with a “comfortable cabin-style” life of luxury that allows him to garden, paint, exercise, learn English on a personal laptop, cook meals, and even watch American sitcoms, reports the Miami Herald.

President Donald Trump looks up at the gallery as he leaves after the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump Highlights Constitution in SOTU: Judges, Religion, Guns, Terrorists

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump touted his commitment to several key constitutional issues in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, including judicial appointments, religious liberty, the Second Amendment, and whether terrorists are entitled to constitutional protections.

US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl (center), who was freed in 2014 after being held captive for five years by Afghan insurgents, arrives at the Ft. Bragg military court earlier this year. On Monday a hearing begins to decide his sentence on desertion charges

Berry: Bergdahl Sentence a Blow to Confidence in Military Justice System

Bowe Bergdahl deserves to go to prison for his crimes. The fact that he won’t spend a day in confinement, however, while decorated officers who stand on ethical principles will, weakens our military and casts doubt on the fairness of our military justice system.

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Militant Accused in Benghazi Attack on His Way to U.S. Jail

U.S. special operations forces captured a militant in Libya accused of playing an instrumental role in the Benghazi attacks, officials say, in a high-stakes operation designed to bring the perpetrators to justice five years after the deadly violence.

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Gitmo: Trial of 9/11 Mastermind, 4 Co-Conspirators Still Pending 16 Years After Attack

The military commission charged with trying prisoners held at the Guantánamo Bay detention center continues to delay the trials of the admitted mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the American homeland and four of his co-conspirators, 16 years after the jihadists executed the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

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State Dept. to Eliminate Special Envoy Positions Linked to Closing Gitmo, Iran Deal

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told American lawmakers in a letter this week that his department will abolish many of the nearly 70 U.S. special envoy positions, including the ones charged with shutting down the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and dealing with the Iran nuclear deal.

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, the entrance to Camp VI detention facility is guarded at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Fears that Donald Trump will make good on his pledge to bring more prisoners to the U.S. base in Cuba have …

Report: Trump Admin to Invest Nearly $500M on Guantanamo Construction

U.S. President Donald Trump’s Pentagon is reportedly expected to spend nearly half a billion dollars on new construction at the American military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a sign that the commander-in-chief may keep his campaign promise to use the prison to house newly captured jihadists.

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - OCTOBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by the U.S. Military prior to transmission.) Razor wire and a guard tower stands at a closed section of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, also known as 'Gitmo' on October 22, 2016 at the U.S. Naval Station …

State Dept. Requests Funds for Office to Close Gitmo

President Donald Trump’s State Department has requested $1.2 million to operate the now vacant office of the agency’s special envoy for shutting down the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, despite the commander-in-chiefs campaign promise to keep the facility running.

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - OCTOBER 23:(EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by the U.S. Military prior to transmission.) A humvee passes the guard tower guard tower at the entrance of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, also known as 'Gitmo' on October 23, 2016 at the U.S. Naval Station at …

Report: Former Gitmo Prisoner Wages Jihad on Behalf of Al-Qaeda in Syria

At least two former Guantánamo Bay detainees from the United Kingdom have reportedly re-engaged in terrorist activities. One carried out a suicide attack on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq last week, and the other has reportedly joined a group affiliated with al-Qaeda in Syria.

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Report: Trump May Continue Using Gitmo for Trials of ‘Newly Captured’ Prisoners

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering signing an executive order that would direct the Pentagon to continue using the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba “for the detention and trial of newly captured” detainees linked to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).