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1 hr ago | Power Line

GAO: Obama administration violated law in releasing Gitmo detainees to Qatar in Bergdahl deal

The Government Accounting Office has concluded that the Obama Defense Department violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act when it transferred five detainees at Guantanamo Bay to Qatar without providing at least 30 days notice to certain congressional committees.

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5 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

The Department of Defense broke the law when it traded Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners in May, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal opinion issued Thursday.

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8 hrs ago | Jurist

Ex-Guantanamo detainee appeals conviction

Hicks was captured in Afghanistan shortly after September 11, 2011, and brought to the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] the day that it opened.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

NEWS.com.au

British executioner is world's most wanted

JOURNALIST James Foley's executioner had an unmistakable British accent. The Brit turned terrorist is part of a gang dubbed 'The Beatles' by their hostages.

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Jurist

California passes law banning sterilization of inmates

The bill bans any form of sterilization in a correctional facility for the purposes of birth control unless there is a medical necessity and there is no other alternate procedure available.

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Switched

Inside The Secretive World Of Guantanamo Bay: Vice News Documentary

In the latest installment a new four-part series pulling back the curtain on Guantanamo Bay, a video crew from Vice News found that even the most seemingly mundane lines of inquiry are not welcome at the secretive facility.

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Newsday

Crowley: Aimed at Muslim audience

When President Barack Obama recently authorised a military air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq, some form of retaliation was inevitable.

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Daily Mail

Bowe Bergdahl plans to go to college if he is cleared of desertion by Army

Taliban 'captive' Bowe Bergdahl plans to leave the Army and head to college if he is cleared of desertion charges by inquiry Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier who spent five years in Taliban captivity, plans to leave the Army and go to college if he is cleared of desertion by an inquiry.

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Freshnews

War Reporter Alex Quade Exclusive: Spec Ops Horse Soldiers'...

Danger, violence, and double-cross. In her exclusive, war reporter Alex Quade, reveals the original story behind the Special Operations Forces' capture of one of the Taliban-5.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Day

American photojournalist executed, Islamic State says

The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

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Boing Boing

Blogging History: GCHQ performs laptop exorcism at Guardian; Graphic...

UK intel officials enter Guardian offices, destroy hard drives with Snowden docs: The Guardian's editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger, explains that he is now forced to work on stories about the US National Security Administration from New York City, because UK intelligence officials went into the Guardian's headquarters and destroyed hard drives that ... (more)

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Washington Times

Gitmo hunger strike cost feds $300K for liquid nutrition; half spent on vanilla Ensure

Accused terrorists being held in a Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba have cost the federal government roughly $300,000 for liquid nutritional supplements due to hunger strikes.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Daily Caller

Ice Bucket Challenge Hipsters: These Guantanamo Detainees Did It First

The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral lately on Facebook and Instagram, raising awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease as people either dump a bucket of ice water on their head or donate $100 to the ALS Association.

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Washington Examiner

Twitter, Obama and the Gen. Harold Greene funeral hoax

Members of the U.S. Army's Old Guard carry the casket of Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene during a... Major General Harold Greene, the first U.S. general to die in combat since Vietnam, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 14. At the time of the funeral, President Obama was on the course at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Fox News

Court ruling for detainee reignites legal, political debate about releasing Gitmo detainees

A federal court has dismissed a Guantanamo Bay detainee's recent petition for release when the United States ends its war in Afghanistan, but the case continues to highlight the fast-approaching situation in which the last American troops will leave the Middle East country and the U.S. must decide on the future of the facility's remaining ... (more)

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

WHTC

Results delayed in army probe of former prisoner o...

An Army general investigating the circumstances leading to the capture of former U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl by the Taliban will need several more weeks to complete a final report, a military spokesman said Friday.

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Jerusalem Post

Al-Qaida tells family to press US to negotiate hostage release

Al-Qaida told the family of a US 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.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Common Dreams

Pentagon Hands Lucrative Guantanamo Bay Deal to Notorious Private Security Company

A British private security company that has been accused of numerous human rights violations has been handed a $118 million deal by the Pentagon to provide " The Department of Defense announced earlier this week that G4S has been granted the contract to provide services that include "family housing, facility management, facility investment, other , ... (more)

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KEPR CBS 19

Sept. 11 suspect pushes for details of FBI inquiry

The lead attorney for the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks said Thursday he might withdraw from the case unless the judge orders the government to divulge details about FBI investigations of defense team members.

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Russia Taday

Emmys 2014: RT nominated for Guantanamo hunger strike coverage

RT has been nominated for a prestigious International Emmy award for its groundbreaking coverage of the six-month-long mass hunger strike by inmates at Guantanamo Bay.

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