Guantanamo Bay

  • NBCUniversal Inc. May 15, 2017

    Operation ‘Git-Meow’ Rescues Feral Cats from Gitmo

    A South Carolina couple is giving 25 feral cats from Guantanamo Bay a forever home in the Carolinas with Operation Git-Meow. Glynn Meade, who spearheaded Operation Git-Meow, said there are more than 500 feral cats in Gitmo.

  • Guantanamo Bay Jan 18

    Ex-Guantanamo Commander Convicted of Lying About Man’s Death

    A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his affair with the man’s wife. A federal jury in Jacksonville convicted Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton on charges of obstruction of justice, concealing material...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Nov 9, 2019

    Iran Says Case Open on Ex-FBI Agent Missing There Since 2007

    Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country, renewing questions over what happened to him. In a filing to the United Nations, Iran said the case over Robert Levinson was “on going,” without elaborating.

  • Donald Trump Aug 30, 2019

    Bala roza a mujer hispana en su vivienda en DC

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump joined Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Pentagon on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Trump, a native New Yorker, spoke out against the “savage killers” who perpetuated the attacks, saying “America cannot be intimidated.”

  • officer Jan 10, 2019

    Ex-Guantanamo Commander Charged With Hindering Death Probe

    A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was arrested Wednesday on charges that he interfered with the investigation into the death of a civilian with whom he fought after an argument over whether the officer had had an affair with the man’s wife. Navy Capt. John R. Nettleton remains on active duty, but he was removed...

  • Congress Aug 30, 2018

    Trump Admin. May Send Captured ISIS Fighters to Iraq Prison, Guantanamo: Sources

    The Trump administration is weighing a plan to send hundreds of captured ISIS fighters to an Iraqi prison after other countries refused to take them, and to send several of the highest-value fighters to the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, five U.S. officials and two European diplomats told NBC News. The possible Guantanamo detainees include two ISIS fighters who...

  • Afghanistan Jul 28, 2018

    Taliban Official Says Group Spoke With US Diplomat

    The Taliban held their first direct contact with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group said Saturday. It marked one of the most significant developments amid efforts to find a negotiated end to the country’s protracted war. The official described as “useful” a meeting with Alice Wells,...

  • PRESIDENT Jun 27, 2018

    Here Are 5 of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Most Memorable Opinions

    Anthony Kennedy, the retiring Supreme Court justice, may have been appointed by a Republican president, but his opinions over the last three decades have been challenging to pigeonhole from a partisan perspective. Kennedy has been a key — even swing vote — on high-profile issues including gay rights, abortion, affirmative action and campaign finance. Here’s a sampling of some of...

  • Donald Trump Jan 31, 2018

    Trump Signs Order to Keep Military Prison at Guantanamo Bay Open

    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, marking a formal reversal of his predecessor’s eight-year effort to shut it down.

  • attorney Jan 3, 2018

    Joshua Boyle, Former Hostage in Afghanistan, Charged With Sex Assault, Confinement

    Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle made a brief appearance via video link for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday after being charged with 15 offenses, including sexual assault, following his release from captivity in Afghanistan. A justice of the peace granted lawyer Ninetta Caparelli’s request for adjournment until Monday so the defense can work on a bail plan. Boyle had a beard...

  • attorney Jan 3, 2018

    Joshua Boyle, Former Hostage in Afghanistan, Charged With Sex Assault, Confinement

    Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle made a brief appearance via video link for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday after being charged with 15 offenses, including sexual assault, following his release from captivity in Afghanistan. A justice of the peace granted lawyer Ninetta Caparelli’s request for adjournment until Monday so the defense can work on a bail plan. Boyle had a beard...

  • Donald Trump Dec 23, 2017

    Mattis Tells Soldiers That Being Ready for War Helps Stop It

    “Storm clouds are gathering” over the Korean Peninsula, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared Friday. And as diplomats try to resolve the nuclear standoff, he told soldiers that the U.S. military must do its part by being ready for war. Without forecasting a conflict, Mattis emphasized that diplomacy stands the best chance of preventing a war if America’s words are backed...

  • Donald Trump Dec 21, 2017

    Defense Secretary Mattis Gives US Troops a Pep Talk at Guantanamo

    On a rare visit to the home of the U.S. military’s prison for terror suspects, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered a pep talk Thursday to American troops — and urged them to always be ready for war. “I need you to be at the top of your game,” he told an assembly of several hundred troops, citing their roles both...

  • Donald Trump Nov 3, 2017

    Bergdahl Spared From Prison; Trump Calls Sentence ‘Disgrace’

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan and triggered a search that left some of his comrades severely wounded, was spared a prison sentence by a military judge Friday in what President Donald Trump blasted as a “complete and total disgrace.” The judge gave no explanation of how he arrived at his decision, but he...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2017

    Bergdahl Judge Begins Deliberating on Sentence

    A military judge on Thursday began deliberating the punishment for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after defense attorneys asked for no prison time while prosecutors sought more than a decade behind bars. Army Col. Jeffery Nance said he planned to spend the afternoon considering evidence and would open court again Friday morning to continue deliberating then. It wasn’t clear when he...

  • Donald Trump Nov 1, 2017

    Psychiatrist: Bergdahl Mental Disorder Factored in Desertion

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s difficult childhood and his washout from Coast Guard boot camp stoked serious psychiatric disorders that helped spur him to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009, a psychiatrist testified Wednesday. Dr. Charles Morgan said the soldier was already suffering from a schizophrenia-like condition and post-traumatic stress disorder when he disappeared in Afghanistan. Morgan was...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2017

    Agents: Bergdahl Debriefs Were Intelligence ‘Gold Mine’

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a “gold mine” of intelligence, helping the military better understand insurgents and how they imprison hostages, two agents testified Tuesday as defense attorneys sought to show the soldier’s contributions since he was returned in a prisoner swap. The testimony at Bergdahl’s sentencing was meant to counter prosecution evidence favoring stiff punishment, including several service members...

  • PRESIDENT Oct 30, 2017

    On Stand, Bergdahl Apologizes to Those Hurt Looking for Him

    In an unexpected and emotional statement, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl apologized in court Monday to all the military personnel who were wounded searching for him and described the nightmares and flashbacks he experienced during five years in captivity of Taliban allies....
    Bergdahl was the first witness in what’s expected to be a multi-day presentation by the defense to the judge who...

  • Cuba Oct 28, 2017

    Cuba Announces New Immigration Policies to Boost Ex-Pat Ties

    Cuba’s foreign minister on Saturday announced changes to the island’s immigration policies, seeking to strengthen ties with the 800,000 Cubans living outside the country amid strained relations with Washington following accusations that U.S. diplomats suffered mysterious sonic attacks in Havana.

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2017

    Serious Head and Hand Wounds Described by Bergdahl Searchers

    Several soldiers and a Navy SEAL testified Wednesday about the risky, all-out efforts to find Bowe Bergdahl after the soldier’s 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan. Troops and commanders went without sleep. Shirts and socks disintegrated on soldiers during weekslong patrols. And several service members were seriously wounded — including the Navy commando whose career was ended by AK-47 fire.

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