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U.S. Still Running Secret Prison In Afghanistan

nytimes.com | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An American military detention camp in Afghanistan is still holding inmates for sometimes weeks at a time and without access to ...

Stop the Music...and the Torture

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Those who focus solely on the closing of Gitmo merely invite the US government to move any detainees still in need of further 'care' to Bagram, which is in a similarly lawless situation, if not more so.

The New Bagram: Has Anything Changed?

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

Having toured it, I give the new Bagram detention facility a "vastly improved" grade compared to what it was before. But, that being said, U.S. detention policy still has a long way to go.

Afghan Working Group Calls for Transparency at Bagram

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

The only way the United States will feel comfortable getting out of the risky and destructive detention business, is if it trusts the Afghan justice system.

Rethinking Taxi to the Dark Side: On Torture and the Mystery of Cheney Not Being in Jail

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I can't for the life of me figure out why Dick Cheney is still walking around free and -- even worse -- continues to get airtime so he can spew lies about the utter awesomeness of American torture.

Bagram Prison Threatens Success in Afghanistan

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Horowitz

The U.S. military finally seems to have learned that dropping bombs on civilians isn't the way to win the hearts and minds of Afghans. But neither is grabbing people out of their houses and jailing them.

Pentagon Seeks To Overhaul Afghan Prison Where Detainee Abuse Occurred

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A sweeping United States military review calls for overhauling the troubled American-run prison here as well as the entire Afghan jail and judicial sy...

Afghanistan Villages Threatened By US Military Over Kidnapped Soldier

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the aftermath of a US soldier's abduction by Afghan Taliban forces, the US military is disbursing leaflets in two towns near particularly dangerous...

Afghan Suicide Bomber Kills Civilian Family Of At Least 6 Near Bagram

Quqnoos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least six civilians were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a civilian vehicle in Bagram on Tuesday, officials said. The civilians, including t...

The New Guantanamo

Kal Raustiala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kal Raustiala

Future detainees are unlikely to brought to the United States. Instead, they may go to the new Guantanamo we will soon be hearing more about: Bagram.

Obama Makes Terrible Mistake by Not Releasing Pictures

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Obama has not just protected the torturers, but empowered them. They now get to claim they tried to protect America and that anyone who tries to show their misdeeds endangers America.

Bagram Prisoners Can Challenge Detention In US Courts

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Thursday that some prisoners in the war on terror can use U.S. civilian courts to challenge their detention a...

The "Move On" Defense Of George W. Bush

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

To say Bush's defense is that his opponents want "political vengeance" is a non sequitur. Couldn't every trial in the country be characterized as some sort of "vengeance" based on this logic?

Abuse Of Detainees Routine At U.S. Bases In Afghanistan... Developing...

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McClatchy Newspapers is set to report Monday: The American detention camp at Bagram Air Base north of Kabul, which the U.S. military set up starting ...