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  • WH moves ahead on IL prison purchase

    by Christi Parsons The Obama administration will purchase the Thomson prison in rural western Illinois even if Congress doesn't approve the president's plan to lock up terror suspects there, a key official at the Justice Department said Monday. Lawmakers are..
  • Bush 'preemptive strike' doctrine eyed

    by Mark Silva Don't start, don't strike: There are more than a few policies under review at the Pentagon these days. The Pentagon is reviewing the Bush administration's doctrine of preemptive military strikes with an eye to modifying or possibly...

    Head-banging: Guantanamo's 'juke-box'

    by Mark Silva Waterboarding is one thing. But the Bee Gees? And Nine Inch Nails? Saturday night Head-banging taken to a new level: A coalition of rock musicians, including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (pictured here) and Tom Morello,...

    'Change:' Defense spending, hate crimes

    by Mark Silva "The Pentagon is not the kind of place that can turn on a dime,'' says Defense Secretary Robert Gates, hailing the signing of a defense-spending bill that targets wasteful spending and unneeded weapons. "It will take more...

    Illinois prison: Guantanamo relief option

    by Christi Parsons A near-empty prison in rural Illinois has emerged as "a leading option" to house suspected terrorists currently held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an Obama administration official said Friday. As they work to shutter the controversial...