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  • In this April 17, 2019, file photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, a U.S. flag flies inside the razor wire of the Camp VI detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (Alex Brandon/AP)
    Judge orders medical panel for ’20th hijacker’ at Guantanamo

    A federal judge has ordered that an independent medical panel conduct a review of the mental health of a Saudi prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center who has been accused of trying to enter the U.S. to be the 20th hijacker in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • President Donald Trump arrives at Miami International Airport to attend the Republican National Committee winter meetings, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Miami. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Poll: Many in US support Trump decision to kill Iran general

    A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump’s decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid widespread skepticism about his foreign policy overall.

  • In this April 17, 2019, file photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, a U.S. flag flies inside the razor wire of the Camp VI detention facility, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. (Alex Brandon/AP)
    Ex-CIA contractor defends post-9/11 interrogations

    An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot.

  • Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) pulls into Naval Station Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 18, 2018. Comfort returned to Virginia after completing its 11-week medical support mission to South and Central America, part of U.S. Southern Command’s Operation Enduring Promise initiative. (Brian Suriani/Navy)
    US Navy hospital ship Comfort to help with Venezuelan refugees

    A U.S. Navy hospital ship will embark on another humanitarian mission to help countries cope with an influx of Venezuelans fleeing a deep economic and political crisis, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.

  • An opponent to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro carrying a Venezuelan flag covers his face amid tear gas fired by soldiers loyal to Maduro during an attempted military uprising to oust Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (Boris Vergara/AP)
    Trump threatens Cuba as US supports Venezuela uprising

    The Trump administration quickly declared enthusiastic support Tuesday for the Venezuelan opposition effort to spark a military uprising against embattled President Nicolas Maduro, hoping for decisive action in the political crisis that has engulfed the South American nation.

  • In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, photo, reviewed by U.S. military officials, troops stand guard outside Camp Delta at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, in Cuba. (Ramon Espinosa/AP)
    US military plans for future at Guantanamo because of Trump

    President Donald Trump’s order in January to keep the Guantanamo jail open, and allow the Pentagon to bring new prisoners there, is prompting military officials to consider a future for the controversial facility that the Obama administration sought to close.

  • This undated photo provided by Ramzi Kassem, an attorney for Ahmed Haza al-Darbi, shows al-Darbi from Saudi Arabia holding a photograph of his children, as he sits for a portrait inside the detention center at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Al-Darbi was sentenced to 13 years in October 2017 by a military commission after pleading guilty to charges that included conspiracy and attacking civilian objects under a pretrial agreement that he be returned to Saudi Arabia no later than Feb. 20, 2018, to serve the remainder of his sentence. The Pentagon will miss the Feb. 20 deadline to send al-Darbi from Guantanamo home to Saudi Arabia, but an official says the transfer may occur soon. (Ramzi Kassem via AP)
    Pentagon says 'soon' on 1st Guantanamo transfer under Trump

    The Pentagon missed a deadline Tuesday to send a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center home to Saudi Arabia in what would have been the first transfer under President Donald Trump.