Guantanamo

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The Obama administration made clear Tuesday that it would not be fulfilling its promise to close the notorious Guantánamo Bay prison . Speaking to reporters, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said , "I don't anticipate that we will succeed in that goal of closing the prison, but it's not for a lack of trying." He put the blame on "the...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Protesters demonstrate against Guantanamo Bay in front of the Supreme Court on January 11, 2017
As pro-torture President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, members of...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, shown during a 2013 Congressional hearing, is President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security. (Photo: Molly Riley/AP)
President-elect Donald Trump's selection to lead the Department of Homeland...

Further

In the first known instance of U.S. military conscience objection at Guantánamo, a male Navy nurse has refused to continue taking part in the often brutal forced feeding of Gitmo hunger strikers, who consider the practice torture. News of the historic action, reportedly by a Latino captain, came from a Syrian hunger striker who is challenging the policy in court and described the nurse's evolution: "Once he saw with his own eyes that what he was told was contrary to what was actually taking...