Guantanamo Bay

Despite still-fresh images of white men on horseback rounding up Haitian migrants in Texas, the Biden administration is on the hunt for a new contract to operate a migrant detention facility at the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

If President Barack Obama could turn back the hands of time, he would have acted immediately to close Guantanamo Bay prison during his first term, he said Wednesday, according to the Huffington Post. He pledged to close Gitmo during his 2008 campaign, but got waylaid by technicalities of how to close it legally, he explained. […]

Some of the terror suspects being held in Guantanamo Bay are one step closer to being released. That’s because Congress just passed a defense bill including a provision that eases restrictions on the transfer of detainees out of the military prison in Cuba. The move is considered by many to be a win for President Obama, […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama approved Monday the resumption of military trials for detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ending a two-year ban.

NEW YORK — A judge sentenced the first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial to life in prison Tuesday, saying anything he suffered at the hands of the CIA and others “pales in comparison to the suffering and the horror” caused by the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.

LONDON (MSNBC) — Britain has agreed to pay millions of dollars in settlements to a group of former Guantanamo Bay detainees who were suing the government for alleged complicity in their torture overseas.

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday that his department remains committed to closing the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay and is still reviewing its decision to try the 9/11 plotters in the civilian court system.