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Past articles by Carol:

Why is Guantánamo seeking a wheelchair-accessible three-cell compound? Contingencies.

In the same week the Pentagon said Guantánamo is still an option for ISIS prisoners in Syria, the war-on-terror prison seeks contractors to bid for a three-cell, ADA-approved compound. Price tag? Unknown. → Read More

U.S.: Guantánamo still an option for ISIS captives in Syria who can’t go home

The Pentagon doubled down on an appeal by the State Department to foreign countries to take home their nationals captured in Syria as foreign fighters for ISIS. Detention at Guantánamo is still a viable option. → Read More

Judge’s health emergency causes cancellation of 9/11 hearing at Guantánamo

Marine Col. Keith Parrella was holding his third round of pretrial hearings in the Sept. 11 case when he suddenly became ill, forcing cancellation of this week’s 9/11 session at Guantánamo. → Read More

Sept. 11 defense lawyers threaten hearing boycott over FBI interview of paralegal

Defense lawyers want to know more about the ethical implications of an FBI polygraph interrogation of a former 9/11 case paralegal, questioned for three days at Fort Hood, Texas. → Read More

Military judge schedules February 2020 for next war crimes trial at Guantánamo

With no dates set for the 9/11 and USS Cole cases, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi would be the first captive to contest his war crimes charges before a jury of military officers at Guantanamo’s Camp Justice — in starting in February 2020. → Read More

Pentagon shipping jumbo cell to Guantánamo court for al-Qaida trial from hospital bed

In a first, the military is shipping an oversized holding cell to Guantánamo to hold a hospital bed for the trial of an alleged al-Qaida member who has had multiple spine surgeries. → Read More

Ex-Guantánamo base commander charged with impeding death inquiry, lying about affair

A grand jury indictment describes the former Guantánamo base commander as having a fight with a commissary worker, an affair with the worker’s wife and covering up both, before and after the worker was found drowned. → Read More

Did CIA Director Gina Haspel run a black site at Guantánamo?

A declassified argument by a lawyer with top secret clearance appears to disclose an unknown chapter of CIA Director Gina Haspel’s covert career: that she served at Guantánamo. → Read More

New USS Cole case judge quitting military to join immigration court

In another setback to resumption of the USS Cole tribunal at Guantánamo, the Air Force colonel who was supposed to preside in the case has found employment in an immigration court. → Read More

War court judge pursued immigration job for years while presiding over USS Cole case

Air Force Col. Vance Spath, the former judge in Guantánamo’s USS Cole death-penalty trial, spent more than half his tenure on the war court bench seeking a job as an immigration judge in the Department of Justice. → Read More

Did Pentagon ban on Guantánamo art create a market for it? See who owns prison art.

A year after the Pentagon halted the release of artwork by Guantánamo, there are signs that the hundreds of works of art that were already released have taken on a certain cachet. → Read More

Lawyer floated life-sentence plea deal for alleged 9/11 plotter. The deal vanished.

Under questioning from a Marine judge, the lawyer for accused 9/11 plot mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed said he had a written, proposed plea deal in the summer of 2017 and had it delivered to the Pentagon official overseeing the war court. Another defense lawyer in the death-penalty case said it subsequently vanished. → Read More

At Gitmo 9/11 trial, prosecutor gives lurid details of CIA prisons. Defense says: Not enough

Lawyers tackle fundamental pretrial hearing issues at Guantánamo with a new judge in the Sept. 11 mass murder trial. One of them: What level of detail will be heard on secret CIA prisons? → Read More

Trump closed an office that tracked ex-Gitmo inmates. Now we don’t know where some went

The Obama administration struck deals to scatter cleared Guantánamo detainees across the globe. Under Trump, the office that tracked where those inmates went was shut down. → Read More

Defense lawyers’ moldy offices don’t delay start of 9/11 hearing

Judge plunges ahead in pretrial hearings in the Sept. 11 case at Guantánamo despite the discovery of mold in defense lawyers’ top-secret work spaces. → Read More

9/11 trial lawyers find mold in their top-secret offices: Could it snarl Gitmo hearings?

Defense lawyers in the 9/11 case arrived at Guantánamo for a week-long pretrial hearing to find a mold infestation in their top-secret work spaces. Health and safety inspectors were on the scene Sunday, Veterans Day. → Read More

Unusual accommodation at Gitmo war court: A hospital bed for an al-Qaida suspect

Prison guards set up a hospital bed inside Guantánamo’s expeditionary war court so a new Marine judge could get through the preliminaries in a pretrial hearing for an alleged al-Qaida commander on painkillers. → Read More

Alleged al-Qaida commander taken by ambulance from Guantánamo war court

A Guantánamo hearing for an Iraqi accused of leading al-Qaida’s army in Afghanistan abruptly ended after the captive, who is recovering from 5 spine surgeries, had back spasms in court, was administered opiates and taken to the prison acute care unit by ambulance. → Read More

Colonel who responded to 80s Berlin bombing named Guantánamo’s chief war court judge

An Army colonel from Texas who as an enlisted MP responded to the 1980s Berlin nightclub bombing has been chosen to be Guantánamo’s chief war court judge. He replaces the retired 9/11 trial judge. → Read More

Swimmer found dead at Guantánamo Bay

Companions of the so-far unidentified swimmer reported the person missing in the Guantánamo waters on Tuesday. The remains were recovered Wednesday, and the Navy announced the loss of Thursday. → Read More