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The Five Commandments of Barack Obama

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Karen J. Greenberg

In his first weeks in office, in a series of executive orders and public statements, the new president broadcast for all to hear the five commandments by which life in his new world of national security would be lived. Five years later, the question is: How have he and his administration lived up to these self-proclaimed commandments?

Ryan J. Reilly

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's Secret Gitmo Prison Is Falling Apart

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The secretive U.S. military facility in Guantanamo, Cuba, that holds so-called high-value detainees like Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shei...

Why I Keep Working to Close Guantánamo

Frida Berrigan | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

Why Guantánamo? Why me? There are so many issues, so many injustices, so many tugs at the heartstrings and the consciences -- not to mention, there is only so much time, only so much energy. This is why.

Pretend It Was President McCain

Anthony Gregory | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Had McCain been president for the last five years, a lot of things would probably be the same, and some would be different. The biggest difference would be that many Republicans would stand by the president, and just as many Democrats would be calling for impeachment.

Obama Pushing For Guantanamo Change

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated...

Why The Obama Administration Is Questioning Suspected Terrorists On Ships

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA "black" sites for interrogation, the Obama a...

Guantánamo: The President Could Close It Tomorrow If He Really Wants to

Thomas Wilner | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Thomas Wilner

There is a myth circulating that, because the president says he wants to close Guantánamo, he would if he could, but that he can't because Congress has stopped him. That is not so.

After Guantánamo, Another Injustice Emerges

New York Times | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

ABOUT two months ago I learned that some of my books had been banned at Guantánamo Bay. Apparently detainees were requesting them, and their lawyers ...

A Simple Solution

Saul Landau | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics
Saul Landau

As dozens of Guantánamo detainees continue their hunger strike, and a ruling about force-feeding them remains in limbo between different federal courts, the moment is ripe for President Obama to act with courage and decisiveness.

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Transfers Restart As Obama Sends Two Detainees To Algeria

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Guantanamo Bay detainees will soon be headed home to Algeria. Following what one military official called an "intensive review," ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Hearing Featuring Anti-Muslim Witness Show Partisan Split

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Guantanamo's detention facilities are going to close soon, it was hard to tell from watching a Senate Judiciary committee hearing on ...

When a Rapper's Actions Speak Louder Than His Words -- A Tribute to Yasiin Bey's Bravery

Kanene Holder | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Kanene Holder

While most rappers shoot videos with beautiful women, fancy cars and jewels, Bey was strapped up, held down and gagging as a feeding tube was inserted up his nose.

A Letter From Guantanamo

Abdelhadi Faraj | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Abdelhadi Faraj

This is my call to the outside world from behind these rusty bars, in this monstrous cell. The past few months have been among the harshest lived by the prisoners here. Does the world know what is happening in this prison?

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 Administration Lifts Veil Of Secrecy On Gitmo Detainees

Miami Herald | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- The Obama administration Monday lifted a veil of secrecy surrounding the status of the detainees at Guantánamo, for...

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...

White House Threatens Veto On Defense Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is threatening a veto of the House version of the defense policy bill over limits it places on President Barack Obama's ...

Guantanamo Prisoners Watch Obama Speech

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

By Jane Sutton MIAMI, May 23 (Reuters) - Among those tuning in to President Barack Obama's national security speech on Thursday were s...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Lays Out New Drone Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Faced with growing questions over the legality and scope of his counterrorism policy from Congress and elsewhere, Pr...

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 ...

Obama To Address Drones, Gitmo

Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

By LARA JAKES AND LOLITA C. BALDOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to address some of the thorn...

Obama To Reiterate Guantanamo Closure Pledge

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

(Adds context) WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will lay out the rationale for U.S. drone strikes in a speech on ...

An Exit Strategy From Detention at Guantanamo

Rep. Adam Smith | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Adam Smith

The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay was never a good idea. It is an even worse idea now. Let's start the process to close GTMO now.

Guantanamo in Context

Sam Dorison | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Sam Dorison

The average detainee at Guantánamo has been held there for over nine years. Nine years ago Barack Obama was serving his first term as Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee in the Illinois Senate.

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...