They were transferred to a CIA "black site" for two years of interrogation, during which time they could not speak with attorneys or human rights observers.
The AP discovered that top White House, Justice Department, Pentagon and CIA officials were involved in the prisoner transfer, which law professor Jonathon Hafetz called "a shell game to hide detainees from the courts." This incident suggests that Washington is willing to go to great lengths to keep "valuable" prisoners outside the US court system.
Whether or not a trial would have provided satisfaction to the victims of 9/11, this article argues that retribution through killing will only exacerbate tensions and destabilize the judicial process.
( Afghanistan modestly reduced its poppy cultivation this year in Helmand province though nationwide production has remained the same or increased.
The maintenance of Guantanamo is just one of the ways in which this administration continues to resemble that of George W. () The Time Magazine's cover story on the plight of Afghan women contributes to justifying the war on humanitarian "civilizing" grounds instead of criticizing it on the same grounds.
Military solutions to social problems fail to make the distinction between Islam and the Taliban or explain how women's rights can be attained by such means.
() More than 170 men who have not been convicted, or in some cases even charged with a criminal offense, are being kept in indefinite detention in Guantanamo Bay.
As the Obama administration moves forward with the military trials at the detention facility, it is difficult to see how the President is fulfilling his commitment to "re-establishing our [US] credibility as a nation committed to the rule of law." For all of President Obama's rhetoric about closing Guantanamo and providing fair trials for the detainees, he has been unable to translate these promises into reality.
() A TIME Magazine cover featuring a young Afghan woman whose nose had been cut off by the Taliban sparked fierce debate about the issue's message.
The cover's title suggested that such crimes against women would increase if the US-led military force were to leave Afghanistan prematurely.