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Taliban Says It Suspends Talks On US Soldier

Afghanistan’s Taliban says it has suspended “mediation” with the United States to exchange captive U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay, halting — at least temporarily — what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old’s freedom since his capture in 2009.

02/23/2014

This image reviewed by the U.S. military shows the guard tower at the entrance to "Camp Five" and "Camp Six" detention facilities of the Joint Detention Group at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Jan. 19, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Guantanamo Prisoner Goes Before Military Tribunal

A Guantanamo Bay prisoner is facing war crimes charges for allegedly helping plan the suicide bombing of an oil tanker off Yemen in 2002 that killed a crewman and wounded a dozen others.

02/20/2014

The U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 7, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: White House Seeking To Resume Talks With Taliban To Exchange Gitmo Prisoners For US POW

The family of the lone known U.S. prisoner of war says it’s “cautiously optimistic” about reported renewed efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to win his freedom.

02/18/2014

This image reviewed by the U.S. military shows the guard tower at the entrance to "Camp Five" and "Camp Six" detention facilities of the Joint Detention Group at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Jan. 19, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Demands Pentagon To Take Down ‘Unconstitutional Nativity Scenes’ At Guantanamo Bay

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is demanding the Pentagon remove Nativity scenes at Guantanamo Bay.

12/18/2013

Federal appeals court judges Monday questioned whether the government has gone too far by searching the genital areas of Guantanamo detainees who want to meet with their lawyers.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Judges Question Need For Guantanamo Genital Searches

Federal appeals court judges Monday questioned whether the government has gone too far by searching the genital areas of Guantanamo detainees who want to meet with their lawyers.

12/07/2013

President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

White House Pushes For Guantanamo Prisoner Transfers

President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, an elusive goal which has frustrated him since he took office. That is setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees.

11/18/2013

A U.S. naval medic explains the feeding chair at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 7, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Pentagon, CIA Ordered Its Doctors To Help With Tortures Of Detainees

A new report claims that medical personnel with the Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency were ordered to help with the torture of detainees in U.S. custody since 9/11.

11/04/2013

Recovering from emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview which aired Sunday night that “he probably wouldn’t be here” if the Affordable Care Act had been in place.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images).

Inhofe: ‘Probably Wouldn’t Be Here’ If Obamacare Was In Place

Recovering from emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview which aired Sunday night that “he probably wouldn’t be here” if the Affordable Care Act had been in place.

10/21/2013

The U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 7, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Reinstates Federal Courthouse As Preferred Venue For Prosecuting Suspected Terrorists

Four years after his failed effort to bring the 9/11 mastermind to New York for trial, President Barack Obama has reinstated the federal courthouse as America’s preferred venue for prosecuting suspected terrorists.

10/15/2013

Jail cells and meeting area are seen at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 6, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Rules Federal Gov’t Does Not Have To Release Photos, Video Of Saudi Detained At Gitmo

The government does not have to release photographs and dozens of videotapes of a Saudi citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks, a judge ruled Friday after concluding they do not depict illegal conduct, evidence of mistreatment or potential sources of governmental embarrassment.

09/13/2013

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