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Obama Closing Gitmo

How to Close Guantanamo

Tom Hayden | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Obama is proceeding to release small handfuls of detainees to places like Uruguay while asking congressional Republicans to lift their ban on sending Guantanamo detainees to high-security U.S. prisons. If those efforts prove fruitless, there now is a new way to achieve his promise.

Obama: Guantanamo Won't Close By January Deadline

washingtonpost.com | Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- President Obama directly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay will not close by the January...

Report: Executing Gitmo Detainees Will Endanger America

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Center For American Progress, a public policy think-tank based in D.C., has released a report that investigates the implications of the closure of...

Terror Attempt May Hinder Plans To Close GITMO

nytimes.com | PETER BAKER and CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KANEOHE, Hawaii -- The attempted bombing of an American passenger plane on Christmas Day could greatly complicate President Obama's efforts to close t...

Holder: Guantanamo Closing Might Be Made More Difficult By Lawmakers

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he is worried that lawmakers' opposition to bringing terrorist suspects held at the milit...

Obama Still On Track To Close Gitmo By January

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top lawyer on Thursday said the Obama administration remains committed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by early...

Mohammed Jawad, Teenage Afghan Detainee, To Be Transferred To Civilian Court

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It wasn't until late Friday afternoon that the Obama Justice Department, after years of wrangling over the fate of Mohammed Jawad, the Afghan boy arre...

No We Can't: Obama's Guantánamo

Cori Crider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cori Crider

Celebrations of a new civil liberties hero were sadly premature. Four months on, dozens of innocents are still in prison.

1 In 7 Guantanamo Detainees Freed Return To Terrorism: Pentagon

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An unreleased Pentagon report provides new details concluding that about one in seven of the 534 prisoners already transferred abroad from the prison ...

Chavez: Gitmo Detainees Can Come Here

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he is prepared to receive detainees held by the US military at the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba....

Obama's Yemen Problem

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Instead of branding the Yemenis guilty until proven innocent, the United States and Yemen should prosecute those against whom they have evidence and repatriate the rest.

Arianna Discusses Closing Gitmo on MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

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Obama Closing Guantanamo: Preparing Order In First Week

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Advisers to President-elect Barack Obama say one of his first duties in office will be to order the closing of the U.S. military pr...

Guantanamo Commander: Prison Won't Close Soon

AP | ANDREW O. SELSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Guantanamo's commander believes that the prison on this base won't close anytime soon after President-elect Ba...