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Lt Col Darrel Vandeveld

As Judge Orders Release of Tortured Guantanamo Prisoner, Government Refuses to Concede Defeat

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

I still have no firm idea why Obama and Holder have allowed the Justice Department to pursue unjustifiable and unwinnable habeas cases, resulting in humiliation after humiliation.

Predictable Chaos as Guantanamo Trials Resume

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

With no visible progress this was another dismal outing for the Commissions, and another warning for the Obama administration that any kind of revival of the wretched trial system will remain fraught with insoluble problems.

Former Insider Shatters Credibility of Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Lt. Col. Vandeveld said, "I simply could not in good conscience continue to work for an ad-hoc, hastily created apparatus whose evident resort to expediency and ethical compromise were so contrary to my own."

The Dying Days of the Guantanamo Trials

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

The Military Commissions to try Guantanamo detainees have rarely grabbed the media attention that a novel, flagship program to try "terror suspects" should have attracted.

The Ten Lies of Dick Cheney (Part Two)

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

I have covered the Military Commissions in depth and at no point has it ever been demonstrated that the system dreamt up by Cheney and Addington in November 2001 is "fair and honest."

The Collapse of Omar Khadr's Guantanamo Trial

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The latest news to rock the Commissions is that the trial of Omar Khadr... has been delayed until after the administration leaves office.

U.S. Justice Department drops "dirty bomb plot" allegation against Binyam Mohamed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

As the Washington Post reported yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department has dropped the key allegation against British resident and Guantánamo prisone...

New Evidence of Systemic Bias in Guantanamo Trials

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files, continues his analysis of the corrupt command structure of the Military Commissions at Guantánamo,...

The Dark Heart of Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Vandevelt's profound criticisms of a system that imprisons juveniles and suppresses evidence relevant to the defense, is just part of a much darker narrative that has been unfolding for the last 18 months.