It was four years ago to the day that President Obama vowed to close the secretive prison known as Guantanamo Bay. During the Obama administration's first term, the site has grown and Obama has signed legislation that would restrict his power to shutdown the venue. Many critics say that the interrogation techniques that occur at Gitmo are torture and demand the president's promise to close the facility be fulfilled. Retired Colonel Morris Davis and Neil McCabe, senior writer for Human Events Online, discuss the future of Guantanamo Bay.
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With the US considering the possibility of removing all of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, President Karzai is preparing for crucial talks in Washington. His meeting with President Obama this Friday is set to outline America's role in Afghanistan, with the Pentagon still mulling the number of troops that could remain to contain insurgency in the country. Patricia Degennaro, politics professor from New York University, believes the US just can't afford to leave Afghanistan.
The New Jersey shore is dealt a punishing blow by Sandy, with storm devastation on a wide scale. The local economy is expected to take a blow, especially in Atlantic City. But the governor is vowing to rebuild.
Barack Obama promised to lead the most transparent administration in history when he run for presidency. However his policy towards the whistleblowers shows right opposite - he apparently values secrecy over openness with his administration prosecuting more whistleblowers under the espionage act then every other president combined. RT's Meghan Lopez has more.
Pre-trial hearings are underway for Bradley Manning - the jailed US soldier accused of releasing information to Wikileaks. His lawyer claims Manning was tortured and treated worse than a terrorist during nearly two years in solitary confinement. He faces 22 charges including 'aiding the enemy' - which carries a death sentence.
Chase Mader who wrote the book, "The Passion of Bradley Manning", says Washington's stance is hypocritical.