GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - There were no rants this time, no ignoring the judge or getting out of their seats to pray - just one scornful remark from the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks as a weeklong pretrial hearing began for five Guantanamo Bay detainees.
It was a sharply different atmosphere as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-defendants returned to court at the U.S. base in Cuba for the first time since their arraignment in May, when their concerted effort to disrupt the proceedings turned what was supposed to be a brief hearing into an unruly, 13-hour spectacle.
WASHINGTON - Secret documents about detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison reveal new information about some of the men that the United States believes to be terrorists, according to reports about the files released by several American and European newspapers.
The military detainee assessments were made public Sunday night by U.S. and European newspapers after the WikiLeaks website obtained the files. The records contain details of the more than 700 detainee interrogations and evidence the U.S. had collected against these suspected terrorists, according to the media outlets.
Ending more than a year of indecision over how to prosecute the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Obama administration has decided on a military commission, not a civilian court as it once planned.
Ending more than a year of indecision over how to prosecute the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Obama administration said Monday that it would bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others before a military commission, not a civilian court as it once planned.
There is substantial risk that detainees at Guantanamo, upon release, would set out to kill Americans or other innocent civilians around the world.
White House Spokesman Jay Carney on February 17, 2011: "The President remains committed to closing Guantanamo."
WASHINGTON -- Despite fierce opposition in Congress, the White House insisted Friday it has not ruled out releasing Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States. But with narrowing options, the administration has begun shipping newly cleared inmates abroad to regain momentum in its effort to close the Cuba-based prison camp.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the administration has not abandoned the possibility of releasing detainees in the U.S., but he added that national-security considerations would govern any moves.
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Four Guantanamodetainees from arid, predominantly Muslim western China were transferred to a proper British colony Thursday, marking an unexpected new chapter in their odyssey.
Freed after being locked up seven years, the four men were given ties during their flight to the island and their lawyers gave quick lessons in how to knot them. They kept a low profile after landing and declined to talk with journalists.