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U.S. Government Starting To Allow CIA Torture Victims To Discuss Their Own Memories

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For years, Guantanamo Bay prisoners’ memories of their time in CIA custody have been considered classified state secrets. Abu Zubaydah...

Guantanamo Military Commissions Stall Again: Time to Move On

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It's time for the U.S. government to put an end to this fiasco. The legitimacy of such important terrorism cases as the September 11 attacks is not something to be disregarded, nor is the impact on the victims' families, who have yet to see justice done. All the military commission cases could be reliably tried in the seasoned and successful U.S. federal court system.

Judge Halts 9/11 Case as Defense Charges Unlawful Influence

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

After the chief Guantanamo commission official convinced Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work to issue an order forcing military judges involved in the commissions to move to Guantanamo until their cases are over, defense attorneys objected. The order puts undue pressure on the judges to get their cases over with so they can get back home, they insisted.

Cheney: Wrong on Iraq, Right on Torture?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was surprisingly persuasive in an emotionally charged Meet the Press appearance Sunday morning. All those Howar...

Guantanamo Detainee Presses U.S. For Secret Records

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A newly appointed military judge refused on Monday to step down from the case of the Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orche...

Admiring Our Current Heroes

Rob Taub | Posted 07.26.2014 | New York
Rob Taub

My family and I had the privilege of touring the USS Cole, a guided missile Destroyer that was docked in Staten Island for Fleet Week. I was born in Staten Island, and my father lived there when he joined the Navy, so it was a good homecoming for us.

Judge Orders Release Of Information On CIA Prisons

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after ...

Is 'Terrorism' a War Crime Triable by Military Commission? Who Knows?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Thirteen years after the USS Cole was bombed, a military commission in Guantanamo Bay is trying to figure out if the act constituted "terrorism" and if "terrorism" is a crime that can be charged in a military commission. We still don't know.

Alleged Cole Bombing Mastermind Scheduled to Appear in Court -- 13 Years Later

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The alleged mastermind of that attack, a 48-year-old Saudi Arabian named Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, still has not been brought to justice. Yet the U.S. government has held him in custody for over a decade.

U.S. Navy Clears Sailors In Deadly Dubai Shooting

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- U.S. Navy sailors aboard a supply vessel acted within rules of engagement last year when they fired on a small boat app...

Nelson DeMille Needed to Put The Panther on a Diet

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.01.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Nelson DeMille is a very talented writer. His books are events for which readers wait for years. The Panther proves to be a misfire on his part and a major disappointment for those who have eagerly anticipated it.

Al Qaeda Kills 20, Captures 25 In Attack On Yemen Army Base

AP | BY AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Al-Qaida militants staged a surprise attack Monday on a Yemeni army base in the south, killing 22 soldiers and capturing 25 just ...

How This Miami Holocaust Survivor Is Working To Fight Terror

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel once said, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation...

Andrea Stone

Lippold Book Seeks to Put 'Forgotten' USS Cole Bombing Back On 'Front Burner'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eleven months before the 9/11 attacks, suicide bombers sent by Osama bin Laden blew a huge hole in a U.S. Navy destroyer that had stoppe...

Lawyers For U.S.S. Cole Attack Suspect Ask To Unshackle Prisoner

AP | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of orchestrating the attacks on the USS Cole should be permitted to be unshackled wh...

Al-Nashiri Military Commission Case Presents Moral and Legal Dilemmas

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The Obama administration will mark the 10-year anniversary of the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay with the trial of a man locked up for a decade without trial and accused of "war crimes" committed long before the United States was even at war.

Alleged USS Cole Bomber To Face Judge At Guantanamo

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A Saudi charged in the attacks on the USS Cole and a French oil tanker will face a judge after nearly a decade...

Suspect In USS Cole Trial Could Get Death Penalty

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Pentagon legal official has approved charges that carry a possible death penalty for a Guantanamo prisoner accused of ...

Michael McAuliff

Pain Will Live On For Victims Of Osama Bin Laden

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden shattered the lives of untold thousands, and while the survivors and relatives of the victims killed in the terrorist at...

If Only Bin Laden Had Been Killed 13 Years Ago

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 07.01.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

Bin Laden evaded capture and lived on as an embodiment of what the "War on Terror" was all about. Tonight, I remember the thousands who died anywhere al Qaeda practiced his rituals of fear.

Amidst Success, Obama's Glaring Failure

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kane

As President Obama's approval numbers begin to climb, there is one glaring failure that has taken a back seat to the Giffords shooting and the symboli...

Probe Into Destruction Of CIA Interrogation Tapes Is Winding Down

Washington Post | Carrie Johnson and Julie Tate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An investigation into the destruction of CIA videotapes that depicted harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects appears to be nearing a close, ending...

Thwarted Plane Bombing Shows Continuing Threat and Diversity of Jihadist Radicalism

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

A worldwide struggle by a transnational movement aided by the Internet and social media enables would-be "lone" fanatics anywhere to market themselves to terror groups as recruits.

Obama Bombing Yemen in Secret War

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

Will we soon be hearing that our government took its eye off the threat in Yemen to invade Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Yale Chickens Out On Academic Freedom

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Goodman

A book entitled The Cartoons That Shook The World is being published without any of the cartoons in the book. It's the latest in a long series of Western reactions to violent threats to freedom of expression.