Guantanamo Bay Naval Base http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31909/all en U.S. trains for mass migration in Caribbean security drill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/us-trains-mass-migration-caribbean-security-drill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Troops pose as migrants for Guantanamo exercise</p> <p>* Participants say it's not related to any looming crisis</p> <p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Feb 10 (Reuters) - A simulated wave of Caribbean migrants sailed to the Guantanamo naval base this week for a training drill designed to prepare U.S. troops and security agencies who might someday have to handle the real thing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/us-trains-mass-migration-caribbean-security-drill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba–United States relations Disaster Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Refugee War Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:15:44 +0000 5752128 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. to establish cable link to Guantanamo base in two years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/us-establish-cable-link-guantanamo-base-two-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jane Sutton</p> <p>GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - The U.S. military is laying an undersea fiber-optic cable line to connect its Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba with Florida, and could someday extend it to the rest of Cuba, a Defense Department official testified on Friday at the war crimes tribunal.</p> <p>Ronald Bechtold, chief information officer at the Pentagon, said the cable line project would be finished in about two years and vastly improve communications between the naval base and the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/us-establish-cable-link-guantanamo-base-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guantánamo Bay Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Submarine communications cable Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:47:15 +0000 5940309 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. should consider returning Guantanamo to Cuba, scholar says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131031/us-should-consider-returning-guantanamo-cuba-scholar-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Havana, Oct 31 (EFE).- U.S. historian and academic Jonathan Hansen urged here that Washington open a debate regarding returning its naval base at Guantanamo to Cuba.</p> <p>"There is virtually nobody in the U.S., apart from me and a few historians, academics and diplomats, who is saying that (the base) has to be returned ... The problem is how to get this issue into the general conversation," Hansen, who is attending a workshop with Cuban experts on the 110 years of U.S. occupation, told Efe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131031/us-should-consider-returning-guantanamo-cuba-scholar-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Gulf of Mexico Socialism Agencia EFE Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:45:52 +0000 5976933 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate eyes easing Guantanamo transfers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131119/us-senate-eyes-easing-guantanamo-transfers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Senate voted Tuesday to maintain a proposal that eases restrictions on transferring detainees from Guantanamo, setting up a potential first step toward closing the controversial war-on-terror prison.</p> <p>By rejecting two competing amendments on the fate of Guantanamo and the terror suspects held there, the US Senate left legislative efforts on track that could ultimately accomplish President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign pledge to shutter the controversial detainee facility.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131119/us-senate-eyes-easing-guantanamo-transfers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Guantanamo Guantanamo Bay detention camp Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Health Internments Politics War AFP Wed, 20 Nov 2013 01:46:23 +0000 5994194 at http://www.globalpost.com Prisoner swap brings Obama closer to closing Gitmo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140603/prisoner-swap-brings-obama-closer-closing-gitmo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Barack Obama's decision to release five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay has been attacked by some as illegal or reckless, but could bring him closer to his goal of closing the prison camp.</p> <p>The five, senior figures in the Afghan movement, were released in exchange for a US soldier, captured five years ago on the battlefield and described by the White House as a prisoner of war. </p> <p>Supporters of the president's efforts to close Guantanamo said the move showed that he is closing in on his goal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140603/prisoner-swap-brings-obama-closer-closing-gitmo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Environment Extrajudicial prisoners of the United States Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Health Human rights abuses Law Politics Technology War AFP Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:38:51 +0000 6165802 at http://www.globalpost.com