The Pentagon has just announced the new DoD special envoy for Guantanamo closure: Paul Lewis.
Secretary Hagel Announces Appointment to Key Defense Post
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today announced the appointment of Paul M. Lewis to the position of Special
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released the following letter and memorandum over the weekend concerning the implementation of the Pay Our Military Act, which was passed in the hours before the shutdown. As the New York Times reported, 400,000 civilian … Read more »
I have noted how openly the United States has been leaking information about its covert action to support moderate Syrian rebels – from its inception through the supposed recent ramp-up. I notice via a post by Marcy Wheeler that … Read more »
See this letter from Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Lietzau, on behalf of Secretary Hagel…
At bottom, it seems increasingly clear that there are two very different accounts out there about what’s happening on the ground at Guantánamo–that provided by … Read more »
So we learn from this announcement, released this afternoon by the Department of Defense:
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has designated Honorable Paul L. Oostburg Sanz to serve as the convening authority for military commissions.
Mr. Oostburg Sanz is
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