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  • Photos of alleged 9/11 '20th hijacker' can stay classified: court

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said photos of a Saudi national imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay who U.S. officials have said intended to be the "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks should stay classified, in the interest of...
  • Taliban-Bergdahl prisoner swap broke the law, federal agency says

    The Defense Department broke the law when it exchanged five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this year, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday. The Pentagon is required to give 30 days&...
  • U.S. watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, a government watchdog agency said on...
  • Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he'd failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of...
  • U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages

    U.S. military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley and other American hostages
    United States military forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria earlier this summer. During the attempt, U.S. forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover...
  • New trial ordered for soldier who says anti-smoking drug drove him to kill

    WASHINGTON The nation's highest military appeals court on Wednesday ordered a new trial for a soldier who killed a Fresno, Calif., native in a sudden rage allegedly induced by the anti-smoking drug Chantix. In a unanimous decision, the five-member U.S....
  • Film Review: 'Rosewater'

    The punishing ordeal of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari -- imprisoned for 118 days on charges of espionage -- is brought to the screen with impressive tact and intelligence by writer-director Jon Stewart in "Rosewater," . Largely a two-hander between...
  • U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee program in Afghanistan ahead of...
  • Bringing Bergdahl home broke US law

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Tuesday, Aug. 26: The Obama administration broke the law. So concluded a report released last week by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office that reviewed the highly...
  • Guantanamo-bound MRI spent year in storage

    The senior medical officer at Southern Command pulled the plug on plans to put an MRI at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a more than year-long review by medical staff concluded it wasn't necessary for an aging prisoner population, an...
  • Slaying of James Foley revives debate on paying ransom to terrorists

    On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped in Syria, his parents and his employer received an email in English from his captors. They offered to prove that the American journalist was alive by giving his family the chance to ask three...