Guantanamo

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Fourteen years ago on Monday, the first wave of detainees arrived at the notorious U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. Seven years ago, President-elect Barack Obama promised that he would close the detention center within one year. Tweets about gitmo Yet as of January 11, 2016, just over 100 men—dozens already cleared for transfer, and...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"Today’s revelations prove there is no line the Pentagon will not cross to frustrate the president’s efforts to close Guantánamo," said attorney Omar Farah. (Photo: AP)
President Obama's repeated pledges to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Despite being held for 14 years without charge at Guantanamo Bay; despite the...

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...