Dumb Marco Rubio Has a Dumb Plan to Expand Gitmo, Torture More Folks

Adam Weinstein · 04/15/15 12:58PM

Desperate to stand apart from the pack and court soccer moms with a thirst for waterboarding, future presidential also-ran Marco Rubio staked out a remarkable policy position on day one of his campaign: He'd grow the detainee population at Guantánamo and "aggressively" pump prisoners for intelligence.

9/11 Gitmo Trial Stops When Court Linguist Is Fingered as CIA Torturer

Adam Weinstein · 02/09/15 12:52PM

A hearing in the trial against several accused 9/11 terror plotters at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, was halted Monday after several of the defendants said they recognized their court-appointed linguist as a worker at a CIA "Black Site" where they were held several years ago.

Report: Taliban Captured an ISIS Leader That Bush Released From Gitmo

Adam Weinstein · 01/28/15 02:56PM

The Taliban, bane of America's post-9/11 Afghanistan operations, said Wednesday that they captured Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim, a renegade insurgent and ex-Guantanamo detainee who was in Afghanistan recruiting for the Islamic State, the latest parry in a messy internecine conflict between violent Islamist regimes.

Federal Judge Orders U.S. to Release Video of Gitmo Force-Feedings

Adam Weinstein · 10/03/14 03:40PM

A judge in the federal circuit of Washington ruled this afternoon that U.S. officials must make video available to the public of 28 instances in which they force-fed a hunger-striking Syrian detainee in the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.