A White House spokesperson preferred to talk of the Taliban as “an armed insurgency” rather than a terrorist organization during a press briefing, when a reporter pressed him about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release.
Cuban leader Raul Castro has called on the US to end the economic embargo against the country and demanded that Guantanamo Bay be returned to Cuba as relations between the two nations undergo a historic thaw.
The upheaval within Yemen’s power structure must be considered when deciding whether to transfer Yemeni detainees held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, US Defense Department head Chuck Hagel said.
US authorities have told would-be jihadist David Hicks’ lawyer that the Australian is innocent of the crimes he allegedly committed in Afghanistan in the early 2000s, which cost him six years in Guantanamo prison.
Officials at the Guantanamo Bay prison complex in Cuba tried to trick Mauritanian detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi into cooperating by forging a letter from his mother who couldn’t even write, his brother Yahdih, has said.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s interrogation plan was “meticulously designed ahead of time and was signed off and approved by the then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld,” according to the editor of the diary Larry Siems.
The last UK resident held at Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, should testify about illegal treatment and torture at the facility – where he has spent 13 years – instead of being questioned as a terror suspect, human rights activist David Nicholl told RT.
A former Guantanamo Bay prison guard and Marine explained in details what makes him believe three problematic detainees were killed at CIA black site in Guantanomo and their death was covered up as a triple suicide.
Citing danger to the US and its allies, Republican senators have proposed legislation that seeks a moratorium on the release of "medium- and high-risk detainees" held at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Five detainees have been shipped from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay to Kazakhstan, the Pentagon announced late Tuesday, taking the number of prisoners released from the detention center in 2014 to 28.