Topic: Guantanamo Bay
The release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks contains some serious stuff: US diplomats have been trying to steal the credit card numbers of top UN officials, Saudi Arabia is putting pressure on the US to attack Iran, Iran has obtained advanced long-range missiles from North Korea. Other cables are not so earth-shaking, but they nonetheless reveal personalities and events that are comical, surprising, or just plain weird. Here's our top five.
11/29/2010 06:48 pm
WikiLeaks gave some 250,000 confidential and secret diplomatic cables to several news outlets, which published them Sunday. The leaks could prove embarrassing and potentially dangerous.
11/28/2010 04:47 pm
GOP strategist Bill McInturff sizes up the 2010 election results two days after the midterms. His takeaway: Voters rebuffed Obama's policies, and Republicans need to 'get stuff done.'
11/23/2010 03:27 pm
Ahmed Ghailani's acquittal on 284 of 285 counts revives criticism of the Obama administration's policy to try terror cases in civilian courts. White House hails the single conviction as a victory.
11/18/2010 08:48 pm
Guantánamo detainee Ahmed Ghailani was convicted on only one of 284 counts in what was seen as a test case for trying terror suspects – potentially including accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – in civilian courts.
11/17/2010 08:49 pm
Viktor Bout, a former Russian Air Force officer accused of being one of the world's biggest illicit arms traffickers, was handed over to the US by Thai officials.
11/16/2010 09:52 am
Former President George W. Bush has returned to political life with today's release of his new memoir, 'Decision Points.' Controversial decisions during his tenure as commander-in-chief have also returned to public scrutiny, with the 43rd president talking openly in interviews this week about his choice to approve waterboarding and other questionable acts in the war on terror.
11/09/2010 03:12 pm
President Obama has to worry both about the newly empowered Republicans and about the possibility of a primary challenger from his left. Sen. Russ Feingold is one name that has come up, although a spokesman has denied such plans currently.
11/09/2010 08:25 am
An ACLU lawsuit is challenging the legality of including Anwar al-Awlaki on a secret 'kill list.' The US says killing the cleric, an Al Qaeda member, would safeguard national security.
11/08/2010 09:01 pm
George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' memoir is attracting global scrutiny. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder disputes that he initially offered support for the invasion of Iraq.
11/08/2010 02:55 pm