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Obama Guantanamo Bay

Indefinite Detention At Guantánamo Is More Than A Numbers Game

Melina Milazzo, Esq. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Melina Milazzo, Esq.

Even when an inter-agency team of U.S. government national security experts determines that a detainee does not pose a threat to U.S. national security interests, some detainees continue to be held simply because of their nationality, not dangerousness.

Obama Faces Opposition From Lynch Over Guantanamo Plan

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama is again facing dissent from within his administration – this time from Attorney General Loretta Lynch - over his plans to sh...

President Obama Is Preparing A Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 01.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make good on a promise to close the U.S. naval prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his chief of...

Pentagon Thwarts Obama's Effort To Close Guantanamo

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to pe...

Obama Administration Reportedly Making Big Gitmo Push Soon

NYT | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to be on the cusp of the largest round of transfers of Guantánamo Bay detainees in a single month sin...

U.S. Reportedly Investigating Possibility Of Moving Some Guantanamo Prisoners

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 08.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense is sending a team to military installations in Kansas and South Carolina to investigate ...

Years After Being Freed From Gitmo, Father And Son Still Can't Reunite

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.20.2015 | Home

Abdul Nasser Khantumani and his son Muhammad were held at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, without charge for eight years. Despite ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Regrets Not Closing Guantanamo Prison 'On The First Day' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that if he could go back and do his presidency over again, he would have immediately shut down the...

How to Close Guantanamo

Tom Hayden | Posted 03.28.2015 | 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.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Calls For Guantanamo Closure, Calling It A 'Psychological Scar'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

On the 13th anniversary of the United States' military prison on the island of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs...

Close Guantanamo, End Indefinite Detention and Return from the Dark Side

Coleen Rowley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The president's pledge last May to close Guantanamo came amidst a mass hunger strike at the prison by men protesting their indefinite detention. Since then only a handful of men have been released from Guantanamo, where hungers strikes and brutal force-feedings continue.

The President Should Exercise His Authority to Close Guantanamo Now

Thomas Wilner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Thomas Wilner

During his first year in office, the president formed an interagency panel of top security and law enforcement experts to review every detainee at Guantanamo and cleared more than half of the detainees for release. Yet, most remain imprisoned.

This Is What Obama Telling The Truth Would Look Like

Upworthy | Rossalyn Warren | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

This is most definitely what I did not expect Obama to say about this human rights issue. Well, we can always hope....

Sabrina Siddiqui

Stop Force-Feeding Gitmo Detainees, Democratic Senator Says | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider force-feeding hunger strikers at the Gua...

Obama Administration Reveals Full List Of Guantanamo Indefinite Detainees

Reuters | Jane Sutton | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, June 17 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday publicly identified for the first time 46 prisoners at Gu...

Why Guantanamo Won't Be Shut Down -- Ever

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

When you watch the strange, repetitive political dance that swirls around Guantanamo -- the president announcing yet again that he plans to "close" it and the Republicans swearing that they won't let him -- it's hard not to wonder what alternative universe we live in.

Michael McAuliff

Obama Gitmo Plan At Odds With Top Military Advisers | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's suggestion Thursday that "history will cast a harsh judgment" if the nation fails to deal with the detainees at...

How Obama Bungled Closing Gitmo

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

President Obama called today for a renewed effort to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba....

WATCH: Obama Heckler: I Will Get In Again

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski spoke with Code Pink's Medea Benjamin on Thursday, just hours after she was escorted out President Barack Obama's spe...

WATCH: Heckler Hijacks Obama Speech On Drones, Gitmo

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama was heckled during a speech at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. HuffPost's Ry...

Obama Drone Speech Delivered At National Defense University

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed several controversial issues in a Thursday speech, including the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and the use of ...

The Indefinite Detention of Justice at Guantanamo

T.A. Ridout | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

If President Obama is concerned about his legacy, closing Guantanamo should be at the top of his list. President Bush created this mess, but it has fallen to Obama to fix it. Sometimes a leader has to ignore the polls and simply do what is right.

Jason Linkins

Mo Gitmo, Mo Trouble | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

On Jan. 23, 2009, President Barack Obama signed an presidential memorandum, ordering the closure of the detention facilities at the U.S. Naval base at...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama: Guantanamo 'Hurts Us' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he still wants to close the military prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and that he's ren...

'Catastrophic' Obama Failure Examined

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

Last week President Obama stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his predecessor to help celebrate the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and...