Category Archives: tells

‘The Mauritanian’ tells story of Guantánamo inmate who spent 14 years imprisoned without charges

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Mohamedou Ould Slahi was released from Guantánamo Bay detention camp in October 2016, approximately 14 years after he was first detained — but never officially charged — due to suspected involvement in facilitating the Sept. 11 attacks. During his imprisonment at the Cuban naval base, Slahi was reportedly “beaten, sexually throttled, put in extreme isolation, […]

Netanyau tells convicted American spy: ‘We’re waiting for you’

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JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday phoned Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel in the 1980s, telling him: “We’re waiting for you.” The U.S. Justice Department announced last Friday that Pollard had completed his parole, clearing the way for him to move to Israel 35 years […]

Esper tells lawmakers he’s not convinced Russia offered Taliban bounties to kill US troops

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The Pentagon’s top civilian and top uniformed official spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about recent reports that Russia’s military intelligence agency had put bounties on U.S. troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, and both said that those intelligence reports are uncorroborated. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that he had never been specifically briefed […]

Esper tells lawmakers he’s not convinced Russia offered Taliban bounties to kill US troops

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The Pentagon’s top civilian and top uniformed official spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about recent reports that Russia’s military intelligence agency had put bounties on U.S. troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, and both said that those intelligence reports are uncorroborated. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that he had never been specifically briefed […]

Esper tells lawmakers he’s not convinced Russia offered Taliban bounties to kill US troops

esper-tells-lawmakers-he’s-not-convinced-russia-offered-taliban-bounties-to-kill-us-troops

The Pentagon’s top civilian and top uniformed official spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about recent reports that Russia’s military intelligence agency had put bounties on U.S. troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, and both said that those intelligence reports are uncorroborated. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that he had never been specifically briefed […]

Esper tells lawmakers he’s not convinced Russia offered Taliban bounties to kill US troops

esper-tells-lawmakers-he’s-not-convinced-russia-offered-taliban-bounties-to-kill-us-troops

The Pentagon’s top civilian and top uniformed official spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about recent reports that Russia’s military intelligence agency had put bounties on U.S. troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, and both said that those intelligence reports are uncorroborated. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that he had never been specifically briefed […]

Widow of Navy SEAL tells story of grief, acceptance

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Matt Soergel, The Florida Times-Union via the AP 20 hours ago Char Fontan Westfall poses with a memorial of her late husband Jacques Fontan, at her home on June 25, 2020, in St. Johns, Fla. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Char Fontan Westfall of northern St. Johns County, whose Navy SEAL […]

McRaven tells graduating MIT students that they, not comic book heroes, ‘have to save the world’

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William McRaven, the retired Navy SEAL admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, told members of MIT’s graduating class Friday that they are the “real heroes” who will save the world from pandemics, war, climate change, poverty and racism. McRaven, who delivered his address online to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said […]

McRaven tells graduating MIT students that they, not comic book heroes, ‘have to save the world’

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William McRaven, the retired Navy SEAL admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, told members of MIT’s graduating class Friday that they are the “real heroes” who will save the world from pandemics, war, climate change, poverty and racism. McRaven, who delivered his address online to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said […]