Lawyer: U.S. drone strikes substitute for Guantanamo

Lawyer: U.S. drone strikes substitute for Guantanamo

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- President Obama stepped up drone strikes because he would rather kill al-Qaida suspects than imprison them in Cuba, a former Bush administration lawyer said.

Europe asked to take detainees

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Many European countries have refused a U.S. request to take detainees from the detention camp in Guantanamo, Cuba, a U.S. State Department official says.

Report: U.S. vague on torture technique

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. State Department legal adviser in New York has refused to rule out abolishing an interrogation torture technique known as waterboarding.

Report: U.S. may help international court

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has made an unprecedented offer of helping the International Criminal Court in The Hague investigate war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region.

Fate of cleared Guantanamo inmates unclear

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is stuck on what to do with at least 82 men cleared of terror charges being held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The problem the government faces in light of rights abuse allegations is that no country is willing t

U.S. would not send CIA agents to Italy

ROME, March 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department official says Washington would refuse an Italian request to extradite CIA operatives in the abduction of terror suspects.

U.S. will ignore Italy's CIA extradition

BRUSSELS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The United States will not honor an extradition request from Italy for 26 CIA agents suspected of abducting a Muslim cleric, a legal adviser said Wednesday.

U.S. getting mixed Guantanamo messages

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is being peppered with international demands for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison, but few countries want the inmates back.

U.S. official 'shocked' at European rebuke

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department lawyer says he is "shocked" by the negative reaction to his saying the Geneva Conventions should not be considered untouchable.

Bush orders CIA 'black sites' closed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush has ordered the CIA's controversial "black site" prisons in Eastern Europe and Asia to be closed.

Need for airing abuse photos questioned

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is questioning why an Australian television network aired old images of Iraqi prisoner abuse after soldiers have already been tried.