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  • James Foley's ransom demand sparks debate on U.S. policy

    James Foley's ransom demand sparks debate on U.S. policy
    WASHINGTON – On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Syria, his parents and his employer received an e-mail in English from his captors. They offered to prove that the American journalist was alive by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Al Qaeda tells family to press U.S. to negotiate hostage release

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda told the family of a U.S. hostage kidnapped three years ago in Pakistan to press their government to exchange him for prisoners held by the United States, in a message posted on the Internet on Friday. Warren Weinstein, who was...
  • Guantanamo judge weighs separate trial for 9/11 suspect

    FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military war crimes tribunal heard arguments on Thursday on whether to order a separate trial for a Saudi man charged with helping organize and finance the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Mustafa Ahmed al-...
  • Prepare for a long war against the Islamic State

    The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war. In the early days after 9/11 there was a lot of talk about a "clash of civilizations" and a long "existential struggle" facing the West. I once...
  • In reversal, military judge agrees to one trial for Sept. 11 defendants

    An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay reversed himself Wednesday, deciding that all five Sept. 11 defendants would be tried together after prosecutors objected that a separate trial for one would be too much for victims to bear. But the judge, Army Col. James...
  • America's real patriots fought to expose and end torture

    America's real patriots fought to expose and end torture
    After more than a decade of denial and concealment on the part of our government, President Obama's recent acknowledgment that "we tortured some folks" felt like a milestone. Even in its spare, reductive phrasing, the president's statement opened up the...
  • 'Let's Be Cops' Review: Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. Have Too Few Good Jokes in Their Holsters

    By Alonso Duralde LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - It would be unfair to cite "Let's Be Cops" for being completely unfunny, but the movie at least deserves a warning for carrying so little actual humor over the course of its running time. A mild chuckle every...