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The Takeaway

CIA Torture Report Makes Waves at Gitmo

Monday, March 09, 2015

At the Guantánamo Bay detention center, stall tactics and dysfunction escalate in the wake of the Senate Committee’s report on the CIA's use of torture.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Overcoming Hardships, Optimizing Your Eats

Monday, January 26, 2015

Leonard is back in the host seat! A Guantanamo diary. 1,000 foods to eat before you die. Alexandra Fuller's latest book. Capitalizing off of kitchen mishaps.

On The Media

Guantanamo Diary

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bob speaks with Larry Siems, the editor of Guantanamo Diary, a memoir by a Guantanamo Bay inmate imprisoned for more than 12 years without charge.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Investigating Suicides at Guantanamo Bay

Monday, January 19, 2015

Staff Sergeant Joe Hickman discusses his eyewitness account of his time as a Sergeant of the Guard in Guantánamo Naval Base.

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The Takeaway

What Lies Ahead for Guantanamo

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Obama Administration has repatriated four Afghan Guantanamo detainees, leaving 132 prisoners in the prison. What will 2015 bring?

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The Takeaway

KSM's Defense Has Questions For VP Cheney

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In light of the Senate report on CIA torture, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lead defense attorney describes what questions he would ask former V.P. Dick Cheney if he took the stand at Gitmo.

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The Takeaway

The Beginning of The End for Gitmo?

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Pentagon has transferred six Guantánamo Bay detainees to Uruguay. It's the largest group transfer in five years, and the first relocated to South America.

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The Takeaway

Torture, The War on Terror, and The Whistle-Blower That Wasn't

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Researcher Scott Gerwehr knew the real role American psychologists played in enhanced interrogation. He wanted to come forward as a whistleblower, but died before he had a chance.

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The Takeaway

Pentagon Transfers 6 Guantánamo Prisoners

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Pentagon has secretly notified Congress that the military intends to transfer six low-level Guantánamo Bay detainees to Uruguay as early as next month. It would be the first transfer of Guantánamo detainees since the prisoner swap released U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

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The Takeaway

The New Politics of Benghazi

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Obama Administration will set a new precedent with the trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected leader of the attacks in Benghazi. Instead of trying him at Guantánamo Bay, a Washington, D.C. judge will hear the case. The decision is igniting new political tensions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guantanamo After Bergdahl

Monday, June 09, 2014

In exchange for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, five prisoners were returned to the Taliban from Guantanamo Bay. Karen Greenberg, head of Fordham University's Center on National Security and author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, looks at whether this indicates a change in prisoner detention policy, and what it says about just who is being held at Guantanamo.

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The Takeaway

What Does the Bergdahl Swap Mean to Afghans?

Friday, June 06, 2014

What are people saying about the Bowe Bergdahl deal in Afghanistan? Are regular Afghans afraid of these prisoners returning to their country, or are they responding with more of a shrug? Afghanistan's biggest media mogul weighs in.

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Gabfest Radio

Bowe Bergdahl at the Heart of Controversy

Friday, June 06, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: making deals with the Taliban, a new movie from Angelina Jolie, how we use the Internet to make ourselves seem smarter, and more.

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The Takeaway

Who Are the Taliban Fighters Released from Guantánamo Bay?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

President Obama authorized the release of five Guantánamo Bay detainees over the weekend, in exchange for an American POW. Carol Rosenberg, reporter from the Miami Herald, profiles the five released prisoners and discusses their potential future.

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Radiolab

60 Words

Friday, April 18, 2014

How one sentence -- just 60 words written in the hours after the September 11 attacks -- became the legal foundation for the "war on terror."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Drawing Guantanamo

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Janet Hamlin has been the sole court illustrator documenting the trials at the US Prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2006. Her book, Sketching Guantanamo will be published in October. 

Valentino: How did you come to work at Guantanamo?

Hamlin: The Associated Press was one of my clients and it was their turn to pool report from Guantanamo. They sent me for the first three trips and after that I started going as a freelancer. So, I kind of had a rut in the road, having been there the first three times. And it is a strange venue.

Valentino: What’s strange about it?

Hamlin: Usually, in the United States we can sit in the same physical space as the charged person, but in GITMO we are in a walled, glassed-in booth in the back that’s soundproof. So, you’re drawing from a distance. You’re drawing from the back and you’re drawing with a sound delay. The other thing is you’re dealing with is the constraint of your work being signed off by the Pentagon or the Homeland Security officer. Everything has to be signed and labeled before it can go out to media.

 

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The Takeaway

Ramadan at Guantanamo Bay

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sundown on Monday night. And with it, millions of Muslims around the world began abstaining from food and drink during daylight hours, in the hopes of finding spiritual growth. But for the Muslims in Guantanamo Bay who’ve been on hunger strike since the spring and regularly face force-feedings, Ramadan is a far more complicated matter. Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald joins The Takeaway to discuss force-feedings during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Check-In: Bradley Manning Trial and Guantanamo Hunger Strike

Thursday, July 11, 2013

We're watching two stories related to national security and counter-terrorism efforts. Arun Rath, reporter for "Frontline" and PRI's "The World" discusses the trail of Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning, and the ongoing hunger strike (and force-feeding of prisoners) at Guantanamo.

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WNYC News

Watch Live: President Obama on National Security Measures

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The president is expected to give an address about national security at 2 p.m. There's speculation that he will speak about Guantanamo Bay and the controversy over the use of drone strikes overseas that have killed four Americans.

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The Takeaway

Justice Denied at Guantanamo Bay

Friday, May 03, 2013

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: 45-square-miles of complex legal questions, where the Constitution may (or may not) apply, and where, as of Wednesday, May 1st, 100 of the 166 detainees are on hunger strike. Jeffrey Rosen, law professor at George Washington University and legal affairs editor at The New Republic, describes the legal complexities embodied in the detention and treatment of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

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