Carol Rosenberg has covered the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and related news since before the first captives arrived on Jan. 11, 2002. She is the only reporter to cover the prisoners and war court there continuously, and has spent well over 1,000 nights at the remote base reporting on the story many in American journalism would prefer to ignore. She will continue that focus in 2019, thanks to this unique collaboration between McClatchy and the Pulitzer Center.
In a first, the military is shipping an oversized holding cell to Guantánamo to hold a hospital bed for the trial of an alleged al-Qaida member who has had multiple spine surgeries.
A grand jury indictment describes the former Guantánamo base commander as having a fight with a commissary worker, an affair with the worker’s wife, and covering up both, before and after the worker was found drowned.
A declassified argument by a lawyer with top secret clearance appears to disclose an unknown chapter of CIA Director Gina Haspel’s covert career: that she served at Guantánamo.
In another setback to resumption of the USS Cole tribunal at Guantánamo, the Air Force colonel who was supposed to preside in the case has found employment in an immigration court.