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Hoeven wants Guantanamo kept open

June 14, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said Tuesday he supports legislation to block President Barack Obama’s push to close the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying it is needed to detain prisoners of war and suspected terrorists. Continue Reading

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Sen. Hoeven Wants Guantanamo Kept Open

June 14, 2011 in WDAZ

North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says he is sponsoring legislation to keep the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, open permanently to detain prisoners of war and people suspected of terrorism. Continue Reading

Obama opposes Guantanamo provision in defense bill

January 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama forcefully declared his support Friday for U.S. civilian trials of Guantanamo detainees and pledged to overturn language in a sweeping defense bill that would effectively block such trials from happening soon. Continue Reading

Gitmo detainee acquitted of all but 1 charge in N.Y.

November 17, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial was acquitted today of most charges he helped unleash death and destruction on two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 an opening salvo in al-Qaida’s campaign to kill Americans.
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