"Be at the top of your game," in case diplomacy with Kim Jong Un failed, was the U.S. defense secretary's Christmas message to soldiers.
"I would certainly consider that. Send him to Gitmo. I would certainly consider it," President Donald Trump said.
The U.S. military’s brutal and ineffective interrogation program started at Gitmo, then spread to Abu Ghraib. One man who tried to stop it—and failed—now fears America may torture again.
A prisoner at the camp in Cuba calls on the president to end his ordeal.
The secretive military prison houses 41 inmates, including the alleged plotters of 9/11.
The U.S. government doesn’t want one of the most high-profile detainees at its prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba to tell his story.
“There might well be detainees who we scooped up as young men who we think are guilty," says Oliver. "But they will never get a trial, and they will be there until they die.”
The number of detainees at the U.S. base in Cuba is down to 78 but Congress resists plans to resettle the remainder within mainland facilities.
Transfers come just days before Obama visits Saudi Arabia for a meeting of Gulf Arab allies.
The president has been trying for years to make good on his pledge to close the facility.
After his release, 104 inmates remain at the maximum security facility.
A small Pentagon team has surveyed facilities including the Consolidated Naval Brig in South Carolina.
Some say Aamer’s rebellious behavior at Gitmo and his ability to embarrass the U.S. with what he saw behind bars prolonged his detention.
A new plan to close the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is likely to be unveiled in the coming days.
Younous Chekkouri has spent more than six weeks in detention, waiting to be sentenced or reunited with his family.
How is Obama ever going to close Guantánamo if diplomatic assurances are worthless?
Judge Gladys Kessler called the government’s arguments “repetitive, speculative and extremely vague.”
The request stalled a pre-trial hearing for five Guantanamo Bay 9/11 suspects on Monday.
Suspected of covering up a grisly death, David Martine was never charged with a crime, but never cleared either.