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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • Still Prisoners Unaccounted For

    In the editorial "Strike The Black Flag" [June 7], The Courant shows how little the staff knows about prisoners of war. Who is to say that Sgt. Bowie Bergadahl is "the last American prisoner of war"? How can you take such an important subject so lightly?...
  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • 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...
  • Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]

    Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]
    Maryland native Joseph Gantt joined the Army at 18, serving with distinction as a Sergeant First Class in the South Pacific during World War II, even though the military segregated him because of the color of his skin. Gantt had redeployed to the front...
  • The U.S. got a good deal on Sgt. Bergdahl's return [Letter]

    The U.S. got a good deal on Sgt. Bergdahl's return [Letter]
    Dane Egli's commentary decrying the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban detainees is wrong on every point ("Bergdahl swap troubling amid recent violence," July 28). Legally, the Taliban detainees were declared to be "enemy combatants," not...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Funeral services to be held today for Korean War veteran

    Funeral services to be held today for Korean War veteran
    Funeral services will be held Saturday for an Army sergeant whose remains were identified and returned to his 94-year-old widow earlier this month, 63 years after his death as a prisoner of war in Korea. Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt will receive full...
  • Honoring World War II foot soldiers

    Honoring World War II foot soldiers
    During a forced march from Belgium to southern Germany in the closing months of fighting in Europe in World War II, U.S. Army prisoner of war Cpl. Michael Romanelli said he thought often of getting home — to any sort of life he could make....
  • Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees

    Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees
    With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes...