July 24, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Sharp disagreement over the future of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp dominated the first Senate hearing on the issue in four years. The meeting Wednesday of a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee, held in the wake of a high-profile hunger strike by inmates and renewed calls from President Obama to close the facility, made clear that deep partisan divisions remain over whether keeping the prison open is a threat to national security or a necessity. Opened at a U.S. Navy base in Cuba in the months after the Sept.
January 22, 2005 |
A terrorist suspect held at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is to be released after a panel found that he was not an enemy combatant, while 73 others were ordered to remain in custody, officials said. No details were given on the detainee, who would be freed following preparations between the United States and his government, said Navy Capt. Beci Brenton, a Pentagon spokeswoman.
May 4, 2012 |
Early Saturday morning in a courtroom inside the highly guarded detainee prison at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, five of the alleged top plotters in the Sept. 11 attacks will speak for the first time under a new Obama administration plan to hold them accountable under military tribunals for the worst terrorist strikes in America. It will be a test for the prisoners, including alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, of whether to plead guilty or not guilty at the arraignment hearing -- and whether to use the occasion as a platform to denounce the United States and call for more terrorist attacks around the world.
May 28, 2006
Re "No more excuses," editorial, May 22 The U.S. detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay now stands as a symbol of American resolve in the war on terror. Closing it would send a message of surrender to the terrorists, demonstrating to them that their propaganda is effective. Who can doubt that the recent spate of suicide attempts and the following uprising were orchestrated by the detainees to make news? This is an old terrorist trick. The detainees at Gitmo are suspected enemy combatants.
June 17, 2006 |
THE Defense Department's expulsion of four journalists reporting from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, this week is another reminder of how the Bush administration's construction of an American gulag has undermined this country's ability to prosecute the global struggle against Islamo-fascist terrorism. The four, including The Times' Carol J. Williams, had been covering the suicides last weekend of three prisoners, who hanged themselves in their cells.
January 28, 2005 |
Mamdouh Habib, an Australian held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, returned to his hometown of Sydney aboard a chartered jet, more than three years after his arrest in Pakistan. The U.S. suspected Habib, who was arrested three weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, of aiding Al Qaeda but did not charge him. Australian officials said they would monitor his actions.