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  • Khalid Shaikh Mohammed issues 'nonviolence' manifesto

    Khalid Shaikh Mohammed issues 'nonviolence' manifesto
    WASHINGTON — The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has written a rambling, deeply religious manifesto that suggests Muslims should not use violence to spread Islam — a sharp departure from his earlier boasts of waging...
  • The Uighurs leave Guantanamo -- but not for the U.S.

    The Uighurs leave Guantanamo -- but not for the U.S.
    With the release of the remaining three Uighur inmates at Guantanamo Bay, the Obama administration has ended one of the most poignant chapters in the story of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It's no longer controversial that many of the...
  • U.S. releases last 3 Uighur detainees at Guantanamo

    U.S. releases last 3 Uighur detainees at Guantanamo
    WASHINGTON — Three Chinese Muslims, the last of nearly two dozen ethnic Uighurs held for years at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, have been flown to freedom as the Obama administration pushes to empty the prison in Cuba under new rules that...
  • Measure would return more Guantanamo detainees to home countries

    Measure would return more Guantanamo detainees to home countries
    WASHINGTON — As many as half of Guantanamo Bay's 158 detainees could be transferred from the U.S. prison to their home countries under a provision in the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which Congress was expected to approve late...
  • The Afghanistan question: How many U.S. troops should remain?

    The Afghanistan question: How many U.S. troops should remain?
    After more than a decade of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan — and almost 2,300 American deaths — many Americans would be content if this country reduced its troop presence there from the current 47,000 to zero by the end of next year....
  • Senate OKs compromise defense spending bill

    Senate OKs compromise defense spending bill
    WASHINGTON — The Senate advanced a sweeping must-pass defense spending bill Wednesday that included a provision to toughen prosecutions of military sexual assaults, although victims' advocates complained the protections did not go far enough....
  • Algerian inmates sent home from Guantanamo despite fears, lawyers say

    Algerian inmates sent home from Guantanamo despite fears, lawyers say
    WASHINGTON — Two detainees were sent back to Algeria on Thursday after more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay, despite their lawyers' entreaties that they be sent elsewhere for their safety. Djamel Ameziane, who had been imprisoned at the U.S. naval...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law pleads not guilty to new terrorism charges

    Bin Laden son-in-law pleads not guilty to new terrorism charges
    NEW YORK -- The son-in-law of Osama bin Laden entered not guilty pleas Monday to two additional terrorism charges filed against him last week, and a judge granted the prosecution’s request that jurors chosen for the trial remain anonymous, even...
  • Obama praises Congress for making it easier to transfer detainees

    Obama praises Congress for making it easier to transfer detainees
    KAILUA, Hawaii — President Obama praised Congress on Thursday for making it easier to transfer Guantanamo detainees to other countries, but noted that lawmakers’ actions fell short of the flexibility he needs to close the prison. Obama cited...
  • Music to shine a light on Guantanamo Bay

    Music to shine a light on Guantanamo Bay
    I finally read all of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" this spring while I was on tour for my album "Radio Music Society." At about the same time, the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay detention center hit the headlines. Soon, scores...
  • Afghan president defies U.S. on security pact, adds new demands

    Afghan president defies U.S. on security pact, adds new demands
    With the clock ticking down to an end-of-year deadline for a U.S.-Afghan security agreement, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Monday failed to persuade recalcitrant Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact, according to Afghan and U.S....