Monday, January 26, 2015
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
By Steven Valentino : Producer, The Leonard Lopate Show
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.