(FOX) The Obama administration is preparing to transfer up to 24 detainees out of Guantanamo Bay this summer, according to FOX News. Last week, a motion failed in congress to shut down the prison camp, but the president has reportedly reduced population from 242 detainees to 80. While many say Guantanamo Bay is a target of Middle Eastern terrorism, Al-Qaeda claims the Arab-Israli conflict is driving their recruitment. Representative Ron DeSantis says it’s likely the released detainees will return to terrorism. Statistics about people released from Guantanamo Bay account for how many of them return to terrorism, and their direct effect on national security.
(FOX) The Afghan Taliban confirmed Wednesday that their leader died in a U.S. drone strike last week. They have appointed a new leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, former deputy. President Obama said the former leader was targeting the U.S. Pakistani authorities have been accused both by Kabul and the West of giving shelter and support to some Taliban leaders — an accusation that Islamabad denies. The insurgents have been fighting to overthrow the Kabul government since 2001, when their own Islamist regime was overthrown by the U.S. invasion. Senior Taliban figures have said Mansour’s death could strengthen and unify the movement.
(CNN) Hillary Clinton failed to follow rules regarding her private email server, according to a state department report and CNN. The report examined record keeping laws, policies and practices at the State Department from 1997 to present. It states, “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.” Clinton spoke with Jake Tamper from CNN about her email use.
(KOMO) Microsoft will cut upwards to 1,800 jobs and book an approximately $950 million writedown as it attempts to fix its entrance into the smartphone market, according to KOMO News. The company bought Nokia’s phone business for $7.3 billion in 2014, but last summer the value of the business plummeted and the company had to eliminate 26,000 jobs. Dan Cosca of PC.mag has more. The bulk of the jobs cuts announced Wednesday, up to 1,350 positions – are at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland. There will also be up to 500 additional jobs trimmed worldwide.
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