David Welna

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Senators Grill Obama Officials On Iran

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Despite President Obama's after-the-fact request for authorization from Congress to fight ISIS, a new AUMF won't necessarily just be backward-looking. A Senate panel talked with officials Wednesday.

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Report: Recent Guantanamo Releases Less Likely To Reengage In Terrorism

Friday, March 06, 2015

New numbers are out on what U.S. officials consider "terrorist or insurgent activities" by former Guantanamo captives after their release.

At first glance, there appears to be a slight increase in confirmed cases compared to six months ago.

But closer examination of the Director of National Intelligence's semi-annual report ...

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House Panel Questions Gen. Campbell About Readiness Of Afghan Force

Friday, March 06, 2015

Congress wants to know whether the U.S. military tried to hide problems with the Afghan military force. Afghans are leading the fight against the Taliban — with U.S. troops mostly in the background.

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Families Of Sept. 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings With Mixed Feelings

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.

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'No End In Sight' For Sept. 11 Proceedings At Guantanamo Bay

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Endless preliminary motions, official shenanigans and a lack of legal precedent have mired the recently created war court in fitful proceedings. It could be years before the case ever goes to trial.

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The Strange World Of Guantanamo Bay's War Court

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

From the tent city it's set up in, to a judge banning defense lawyers from mentioning a former CIA interpreter's having appeared before all of them, the war court in Guantanamo Bay borders on surreal.

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'Torture Report' Reshapes Conversation In Guantanamo Courtroom

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Last year's release of a Senate report on CIA interrogation practices means lawyers for the accused Sept. 11 plotters can now discuss in court the treatment they say their clients endured.

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Gitmo Translator's Past At CIA Throws Wrench In Sept. 11 Trial

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Government prosecutors confirmed in a Guantanamo Bay war court today that an interpreter for one of five alleged co-conspirators in the Sept. 11 attacks had earlier worked for the CIA...

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Gitmo Trial For Sept. 11 Suspects Resumes — Then Abruptly Halted

Monday, February 09, 2015

The trial of five men accused in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks resumed on Monday at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and then was abruptly halted. Defendants in the case protested that one of th...

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Senate Hearing Learns Of No Clear Plan To Close Guantanamo

Friday, February 06, 2015

More than 100 detainees remain locked up at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama wants Guantanamo closed, but no solution is yet in sight to close it.

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Secretary Of Defense Nominee Appears Headed For Easy Confirmation

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Theoretical physicist and former high-ranking Pentagon insider Ashton Carter is fully expected to be the next Secretary of Defense. His confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Se...

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GOP Says Obama Must Act First On New ISIS Resolution

Monday, January 26, 2015

In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to pass a resolution to show national unity in the war on ISIS. GOP lawmakers say Obama must draft that resolution, e...

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Senate Republicans Move To Block Further Transfers From Gitmo

Thursday, January 15, 2015

As part of a renewed push by the Obama administration to empty the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the transfer of five more detainees to other countries was announced on Wednesday ni...

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Feinstein Proposal Would Lock In Anti-Torture Measures

Monday, January 12, 2015

The CIA's excruciating interrogations of suspected terrorists, widely seen as torture, are detailed as official acts in the Senate report released last month. Now Sen. Dianne Feinstei...

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Ashton Carter Nominated For Secretary Of Defense

Friday, December 05, 2014

Unlike outgoing Secretary Hagel, Carter is no former soldier — he's a theoretical physicist but knows the inner workings of the Pentagon well. Leading Senate Republicans say he'll be easily confirmed.

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Hagel: More Reported Sexual Assaults Are Good For The Military

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Pentagon says reports of sexual assault in the military are up. But some argue that's a sign of progress: more people who've suffered a sexual assault have felt they could report the incident, rather than keep it quiet.

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Justice Department Says Cleveland PD Has Pattern Of Excessive Force

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has found a pattern of excessive force by the Cleveland police. Holder's announcement comes as his department investigates hig...

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Ashton Carter Said To Be Front-Runner For Defense Secretary Nomination

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The White House is close to nominating someone to replace Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Several other top candidates withdrew their names from consideration in the past week.

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

Friday, November 28, 2014

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.

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Once Homeless, Family Feels 'Blessed To Wake Up Another Day'

Friday, November 28, 2014

In 2013, after drowning in past-due bills, Franklin and Sherry Gilliard became homeless. Now they live in transitional housing, and they hold a circle of thanks at dinner to remember what they have.

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