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Obama Guantanamo Bay

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

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

U.S. Releases Five Guantanamo Prisoners

AP | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Five men from Yemen have been released from the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after more than a dozen years of captivity. ...

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...

Obama's Plan To Close Guantanamo Suffers Another Setback

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's 5-year-old campaign to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, suffered a major setback as lawm...

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.

Defense Bill Gives Obama Key Victory

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many detainees at Guantanamo Bay may be closer to heading home under a bipartisan deal reached in Congress that gives President Ba...

Obama Administration Appealing Ban Of Contentious Gitmo Practice

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court is allowing the U.S. government to continue genital searches of Guantanamo Bay detainees – at least t...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Judge Urges New Approach For Guantanamo Detainee Cases

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court judge Tuesday called on the president and Congress to consider a different approach to the handling of legal cas...

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...

Obama Selects Guantanamo Closure Envoy

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has chosen a high-powered Washington lawyer with extensive experience in all three branches of the governmen...

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.

Top Senators, White House Official Travel To Guantanamo Bay

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and two leading senators on national security reaffirmed their support for closing the U...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Gitmo Plan At Odds With Top Military Advisers

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Gitmo Prisoners Speaks Out On Obama Abandonment

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Guantanamo Bay detainee says he feels abandoned by President Barack Obama and the world after more than 10 years at the U.S. pris...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...