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    Afghan Terrorist Detainees to Be Released: A Wake-Up Call

    In a move that was long in coming but widely expected, the Afghan government announced today that it is going to release all but 16 of the 88 terrorist detainees in custody in Afghanistan. All 88 are considered security threats to the United States and have been classified by the … More

    NDAA Detainee Provisions Road Map to Closing Gitmo?

    The combined House/Senate agreement on the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has two key terrorist-detainee-related provisions worth highlighting. Section 1039 requires the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to prepare a report on the “legal rights, if any” for any Gitmo detainee transferred to the United … More

    Obamacare: Insurance for Inmates?

    Even as the country prepares for the launch of Obamacare’s new entitlements tomorrow, research from the non-profit Center for Health Care Strategies reveals that millions of inmates could receive health insurance under the new entitlements. Slide 10 of the presentation, which discusses the impact of the Medicaid expansion on the … More

    Abu Ghaith Capture: Obtaining Valuable Intelligence Should Be the Priority

    Various news sources in America and abroad are reporting that the United States has Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Salaiman Abu Ghaith, in custody. Abu Ghaith acted as an al-Qaeda spokesman, with possible involvement in terrorist attacks against the U.S., including 9/11. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit … More

    Morning Bell: Guantanamo Ten Years Later

    His plan was to rip apart nightclubs with explosives, unleash a wave of destruction on bridges, and open fire on police officers–all in sunny Florida. This was the murderous intent of Sami Osmakac, 25, an American citizen from the former Yugoslavia who was determined to spill blood, foment destruction, and … More

    The Controversy of Keeping Our Enemies Behind Bars

    The House of Representatives today is due to take up the 2012 funding bill for the Department of Defense, and as Heritage’s Cully Stimson writes in today’s Washington Times, it’s bringing with it some controversy: [The bill] reaffirms that the United States is in a state of armed conflict with … More

    American Society of Magazine Editors’ Disgraceful Award

    Last week, the American Society of Magazine Editors’ awarded writer Scott Horton with their National Magazine Award for Reporting.  The problem is, his story was a complete fiction and its flaws had been exposed from every conceivable quarter. It was June 2006 and the phone rang in the middle of … More

    WikiLeaking on GITMO

    WikiLeaks, which has been sitting on an enormous cache of classified U.S. government documents, released another batch of materials to U.S. and European news “partners” including The New York Times. According to press reports, the documents include “intelligence assessments of nearly every one of the 779 individuals who have been … More

    Guest Blogger: Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) on the Tenuous Future of Gitmo

    After taking office earlier this year, President Obama issued an executive order to close the detention facilities by the end of the year, without a plan for the relocation of over 200 detainees currently housed at the base. One option that I do not support is bringing the detainees here to the … More

    National Security Photo-Op Flip-Flop

    It would all make for a great half-hour sitcom. First, they released classified memos on interrogation practices used to grill terrorists. Then, the White House promised the ACLU that they were going to release photos showing detainees being interrogated. Then, White House officials said they were not going to release … More