Guantanamo: Pentagon building new secret room for war crimes trials

U.S. 12/31/21, 20:44

The Pentagon is building a second secret courtroom at Guantanamo Bay to conduct war crimes trials that will not allow public access, the New York Times reported. The new $4 million wartime courtroom is expected to begin operating in 2023. It will be intended for smaller trials and will allow two ...

Hundreds of Gitmo prisoners have been or are due for release

Middle East 08/22/21, 01:37

Stakes are at high now with Biden's pledge to shut down the Gitmo prison in Cuba established after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The recent swift Taliban takeover of Afghanistan due to President Joe Biden’s controversial vision on U.S. troop withdrawal from the country could mean former Gitmo inmates would instead return ...

Biden reaffirms intention to close Guantanamo and frees Al Qaeda terrorist

U.S. 07/23/21, 17:35

The Biden administration took another step forward to close the Guantanamo Bay prison at the U.S. military base in Cuba. The repatriation of Abdullatif Nasser, a Moroccan terrorist commander of the Al Qaeda terrorist group accused of blowing up two giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan and threatening to "kill all ...

Commander of Guantanamo Bay prison is fired

U.S. 04/29/19, 01:19

Military officials say the commander of the task force that runs the prison at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired for a "loss of confidence in his ability to command." A statement from U.S. Southern Command says Navy Rear Adm. John Ring was relieved of duty ...

Guantanamo prison looms as option as IS fight ends

Politics 02/07/19, 18:45

The Guantanamo Bay detention center would receive new prisoners for the first time in more than a decade under one option being considered as the U.S. withdraws its forces from Syria and works to resolve the fate of hundreds of captured suspected Islamic State fighters, officials say. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have ...

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