Set up nearly 18 years ago to house detainees in the war on terrorism, the prison on the remote naval base has grown into what appears to be the most expensive on earth.
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The legal team defending Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was reshaped less than two weeks after the military court set a January 2021 start date for the trial.
A military judge on Friday set Jan. 11, 2021, as the start of the death-penalty trial at Guantánamo Bay of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four men charged as plotters of the attacks.
A war court prosecutor confirmed the abrupt firing of a Guantánamo Bay prison commander last April was due to the mishandling of classified information. The commander, Admiral John C. Ring, was fired abruptly four months ago after publicly campaigning for detention facility improvements.
Colleagues of a former Navy SEAL say the decision to pass him over smacks of retribution over his willingness to stand up to the military tribunal system.
At a shop that at times functioned as a sanctuary after the Tree of Life shooting, the owner sees his job as “a moral obligation.”
During a hearing in 2015 at the Guantánamo war court, a defendant recognized an interpreter from the black-site prison network where the United States tortured detainees. What followed was an epic legal tangle.
Defense lawyers in the 9/11 case now say that they have growing evidence that the F.B.I. played some role in the interrogations during the years when the suspects were in the secret prisons by feeding questions to the C.I.A., and that the C.I.A. kept a hand in the case after the prisoners were sent to Guantánamo.
A series of images by photographer Doug Mills for Carol Rosenberg's Pulitzer Center-supported project offers us a glimpse inside the world of Guantánamo Bay.
Russia is dead set on being a global power. But what looks like grand strategy is often improvisation — amid America’s retreat.
Majid Khan, who was tortured for three years in C.I.A. prisons before being sent to Guantánamo Bay, is pursuing a strategy with his legal team in an effort to force the United States government to acknowledge what was done to him — and to give him a measure of compensation for it.
Col. W. Shane Cohen could be the first judge to set a trial date for the five defendants charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.