David Welna appears in the following:
Monday, April 25, 2016
The lawsuit, on behalf of three men, accuses two psychologists based in Spokane, Wash., of devising and overseeing an "experimental torture program" as a "joint criminal enterprise" with the CIA.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The top Republican and top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel are floating a bill that would mandate cooperation in encryption cases, but critics say it creates a dangerous "back door."
Friday, April 01, 2016
The fourth and final nuclear security summit is underway in Washington this week. But Vladimir Putin isn't there. And North Korea has thumbed its nose at the gathering by firing a cruise missile.
Friday, April 01, 2016
President Obama wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but Congress disagrees. There are 91 detainees left, and the Pentagon will soon transfer more. Accelerated transfers may help Obama's cause.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Russia is not participating in this year's Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., this week. It's the final such event of the Obama administration. Critics are underwhelmed with what the president's nuclear security push has accomplished, and it isn't clear whether the event might continue on into the administration of the next president.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew granted NPR an exclusive interview to lay out his vision for the role of sanctions in U.S. foreign policy and national security. He touted what he called the success of sanctions on Iran but also conceded they are not a panacea and should not be overused.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
President Obama's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay got its first formal hearing in Congress. Republicans said after the Brussels attacks, allies wanting to close the prison are likely reconsidering. And if the Guantanamo prison is a recruiting tool for terrorists, they asked, would not an American lockup have the same effect? Officials also confirmed that released detainees have killed Americans.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Every time the war court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, holds hearings in the capital case of five alleged Sept. 11 conspirators, relatives of victims of those attacks attend as guests of the Pentagon.
Monday, March 21, 2016
The Americans have had it for more than a century, longer than any other U.S. military base abroad. Obama wants to close down the detention facility. So what are the plans for the military base?
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
President Obama sent Congress a proposal for how the U.S. could close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and move its occupants to the U.S. It's expected to make little headway again...
Friday, February 19, 2016
This week's military commissions of Guantanamo Bay detainees slogged or ground to a halt when the accused tried to fire their attorneys — again. Then excerpts shown from torture scene...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Putting the five men accused of plotting the attacks on trial is a long process. On Tuesday, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, another round of seemingly endless pre-trial war court hearings gets underway.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Military commissions resume this week at Guantanamo, even as President Obama maintains his vow to close the prison, with or without Congress.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
As national security has come to dominate the 2016 presidential race, the GOP contenders in particular are being pushed to define where they stand on a contentious matter: how suspected terrorists should be interrogated. Specifically, they've been asked about the currently banned use of waterboarding — a simulated drowning technique ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is convening his counterparts from more than two dozen anti-ISIS coalition partners in Brussels on Thursday. Carter aims to goad them into stepping up the...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The GOP presidential hopefuls are trading attacks on the use of water boarding and other such harsh interrogation techniques. Donald Trump vows he would revive those techniques as pre...
Monday, February 08, 2016
When it comes to launching top-secret military satellites, the Pentagon relies almost entirely on rocket engines made in Russia. The U.S. has been using Russian rocket boosters for the past 2 decades.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter's metaphor for ISIS is that of a cancer that must be excised before it can metastasize. Critics say the description misunderstands the nature of the problem.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Pentagon on Thursday transferred 10 detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Oman in the largest single transfer to a single country under the Obama administration. There are also reports...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Ten U.S. Navy sailors are being detained by Iran after Tehran said they drifted into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf. The reports came ahead of President Obama's final State of the Union address.