President Obama has made closing Guantanamo Bay a top priority. Yet as Margaret Warner reports, that effort has been complicated by the failed plot by an al-Qaida group in Yemen to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas.
More than nine years since a suicide attack off the coast of Yemen killed 17 Americans on the U.S.S. Cole, the failed plot to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit has put the focus back on the Arab world's…
In other news, President Obama's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay has run into new hurdles, and the State Department said in a report that U.S. efforts to stop the opium trade in Afghanistan is failing.
The Obama administration plans to send some Guantanamo Bay detainees to an underused prison in rural Illinois. Republican lawmakers denounced the plan, while local residents anticipate an economic boom.
By Larisa Epatko
At a Wednesday appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder defended his decision to try alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian court in New York City.
The Justice Department on Friday announced plans to try suspected 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees, in federal court. Ray Suarez reports.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks break down the top political headlines of the past week, including Justice Department plans to try five Guantanamo Bay detainees in federal court in New York, and President Obama's Afghan strategy review.
In an interview with Jim Lehrer, Attorney General Eric Holder discusses the decision to prosecute the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees in civilian federal court in New York, calling the stakes "enormous."…
New York Times reporter David Rohde recounts being kidnapped by the Taliban for more than seven months while working on a book in Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill reports.
The White House is sticking to a plan to close the prison complex at Guantanamo Bay by Jan. 22, despite mounting opposition in Congress to relocating terror suspects inside the U.S. With less than four months until the administration's deadline…
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