Biden’s low profile on Guantanamo rankles as prison turns 20
Advocates for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center were optimistic when President Joe Biden took office. Many are now increasingly impatient.
No escape from Guantánamo for former detainees
It was the first day of his fourth month without work, and Hisham Bin Ali Bin Amor Sliti was feeling increasingly agitated - like a caged animal. He was 5,500 miles and seven years away from Guantánamo Bay, where he was locked up for more than a decade, but Sliti still felt like a prisoner.
US is open as Canada shuts down; the difference is their health care systems
The difference largely comes down to arithmetic: The U.S. health care system, which prioritizes free markets, provides more hospital beds per capita than the government-dominated Canadian system does.
USS Milwaukee returns to sea following coronavirus outbreak
The USS Milwaukee returned to sea Monday after a coronavirus outbreak among crewmembers halted the ship’s departure from a port visit in Cuba, according to the Navy.
Biden offers condolences to Chilean president after LAPD shooting death of girl
The Los Angeles police shooting death of a 14-year-old girl reverberated in diplomatic circles from Washington, D.C., to South America this week during a call between President Joe Biden and Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric.
NDAA signed this week by Biden bars him from closing Gitmo detention center
The Guantanamo Bay facility currently houses 39 detainees — all captured early in the American war on terror launched in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
December COVID-19 surge prompts DOD to recommend booster shots across US forces
The DOD urged anyone over age 18 and already vaccinated to get the booster as a means of mitigating the surge in coronavirus cases associated with the delta and omicron variants.
President Biden signs 2022 defense policy bill into law
The $768 billion defense policy bill includes a pay raise for troops, reforms of the military justice system and billions to spend on research and development deemed critical for the U.S. military to remain competitive with Russia and China.
Unsettled: Afghans are searching for home after escaping the Taliban
From Uganda to Mexico, Afghans who escaped the Taliban are spread across more than three dozen countries, searching for stability and a new place to call home.
52 Haitian migrants land in the Florida Keys
Since Oct. 1, the U.S. Coast Guard has interdicted 332 Haitians at sea. On Friday, the Coast Guard said it had repatriated 39 Cubans to Cuba following four interdictions due to safety of life at sea concerns off the Florida Keys.