The U.S. government is opposing the release of Guantanamo Bay detainee Tariq Ba Odah, who has been on a hunger strike for eight years and is among the 52 who have been cleared for release from the prison. On Friday, the Justice Department filed a court order opposing his release, but a spokesperson said the Obama administration will still work on resettling him in another country. Jess Bravin, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington. Continue reading
Five more Guantanamo prisoners have been released after being held for more than a decade. All told, 28 were moved out of the detention center in 2014, as part of the Obama administration’s push to close Guantanamo, but 127 detainees remain. Gwen Ifill speaks with Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg about the difficulties of finding a destination for cleared prisoners. Continue reading
- Two military psychologists were paid $81 million to develop the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques
Two military psychologists were contracted by the U.S. government for $180 million to develop the enhanced interrogation tactics within the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation and Detention Program, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Executive Summary revealed after it was released Tuesday. Before their contract was terminated in 2009, they had collected $81 million. Continue reading
At least five detainees in U.S. custody were given food or liquids through their rectums, according to newly released report about enhanced interrogation tactics from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Continue reading
Six detainees from Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba have been transferred to live freely in Uruguay, the Pentagon announced Sunday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday finished its first day of questioning of attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey, asking him about issues of national security. The NewsHour reports on Mukasey’s confirmation hearing. Continue reading