guantanamo guantanamo  /ɡ ˌwɑn ˈtɑ nə ˌmoʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a city in southeastern Cuba; site of a United States naval base

News

  1. United States scales back plans for Guantanamo prosecutions

    By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - - Far fewer prisoners will be tried in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals than the Obama administration originally planned after a recent court ruling cast doubt on the viability of some charges, the chief prosecutor for the tribunals told Reuters. U.S. President Barack Obama's Guantanamo Review Task Force had said 36 detainees ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Pentagon planning Guantanamo trial - Tue, 11 Jun 2013 PST

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – U.S. military prosecutors announced plans Monday to add another case to the docket of the war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo amid efforts by President ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  3. Guantanamo prosecutors charge Iraqi with unlawful war tactics

    By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - An Iraqi prisoner identified as a senior al Qaeda commander has been charged in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal with firing on a medical evacuation helicopter and using unlawful tactics to wage war on U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan. The U.S. military made the charges against Abd al Hadi public in a statement as it prepared ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Asked if he'd close the facility within his first 100 days in office, Obama replied: "That is a challenge. I think it's going to take some time. But I don't want to be ambiguous about this. We are going to close Guantanamo and we are going to make...
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Miami Herald

  2. "If the holding facility at Guantanamo Bay is closed, a new facility should be built, designed specifically to handle detainees," Brownback said in a statement.
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Sam Brownback Source: FOXNews

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