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Secret List of U.S. Military Bases to Replace Gitmo


The U.S. military has prepared a list of U.S. military bases that could be used to house as many as 250 detainees currently being held at the U.S. Naval base in Guantanamo Bay …


Waterboarding Is Torture, Holder Tells Senators

Washington Post – 16 January 2009

… Holder, a former judge and U.S. attorney in the District, sidestepped Republican efforts to define him by his past mistakes, acknowledging errors but stressing points of agreement rather than political differences. In his comments about counterterrorism, for example, he indicated his support for several provisions of a domestic wiretapping law and promised to consider the ongoing threat posed by nearly 250 detainees at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. …

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/01/16/ST2009011600560.html (text and video)

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U.S. Adds Eight Bases in Afghanistan

Human Events – Washington,DC,USA
by Rowan Scarborough – 01/07/2009

The U.S. Army is building eight major operating bases in southern Afghanistan in an expansion that underscores a new, larger troop commitment to try to defeat the stubborn Taliban insurgency. … Setting up new bases is a touchy issue in Afghanistan, where local leaders only talk of temporary U.S. facilities as opposed to a long-term American presence. …


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U.S. military takes first step to quit Iraqi cities

By Tim Cocks
Saturday, January 3, 2009

The U.S. military took a step toward pulling combat troops from Iraqi cities on Saturday, moving out of a Baghdad base that Iraqi officials said would be dismantled and converted back into a shopping mall.

It was the first U.S. military base to be handed over to Iraq since U.S. forces came under Iraqi authority on January 1 in step with a new bilateral security pact. …


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