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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • WWII prisoner of war receives apologies during visit to Japan

    WWII prisoner of war receives apologies during visit to Japan
    Darrell Stark, age 92, of Stafford Springs, recently met with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-2) to talk about his recent trip to Japan. Stark and six other former prisoners of war held by Japan during World War II made the journey as guests of the Japanese...
  • Russian Taliban fighter charged in U.S. civilian court

    A Russian member of the Taliban who was captured by U.S. forces five years ago in eastern Afghanistan was named Tuesday in an indictment charging him with coordinating attacks on U.S. troops and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. Irek Ilgiz...
  • 'Camp X-Ray' is contained and attentive

    'Camp X-Ray' is contained and attentive
    *** (out of four) Making a movie about the imperfect circumstances—to put it mildly—at Guantanamo Bay is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Even those with minimal information about the controversial prison probably don’t presume...
  • Defense Department event gives hope to loved ones of POWs, MIAs

    Defense Department event gives hope to loved ones of POWs, MIAs
    Despite having never met her uncle, Army Sgt. Frank Torigian, Glenda Frese has spent the last 15 years trying to bring his remains home from their unknown resting place in North Korea. Torigian went missing, and ultimately died, during the Korean War...
  • Families of those missing in action fight time, bureaucracy

    In April 1943, when Ronald Norford was 10, his older brother Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy and shipped out on a submarine patrolling the waters off Japan as World War Two was reaching full boil. "My mother made me a white dress Navy uniform, like...
  • Obama-Suu Kyi visit in Myanmar reflects warmth and differences

    They greeted each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then Friday’s meeting between President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi quickly moved beyond pleasantries. He suggested she speak out more forcefully on behalf...
  • Iranian woman facing death penalty may be spared

    An Iranian woman facing a death sentence in a murder case that some have labeled a miscarriage of justice may be spared the gallows, Iranian judicial officials said Monday. Authorities were seeking consent from the family of the victim to vacate the...
  • The Civil War: Fort Pillow Massacre

    The Civil War: Fort Pillow Massacre
    In one of the worst atrocities during a war filled with horrors, Confederate Major Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops "cruelly butchered every colored soldier they could lay hands upon," the Tribune reported. The nightmare occurred on April 12, 1864,...
  • Israel uses search for kidnapped teens to crack down on Hamas

    Israel on Wednesday was pursuing a two-fold mission in the West Bank: Find three Israeli teenagers presumed to have been kidnapped last week and crack down on the Palestinian militant organization Hamas. The three yeshiva students -- Gilad Shaar and...
  • Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'

    Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'
    For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their...
  • Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap

    Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap
    Former Congressman Allen West wants his former colleagues in the U.S. House to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama. Citing the swap of five Taliban prisoners of war held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe...