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Goldsmith & Heymann Debate Options for KSM

May 26th, 2010 Uncategorized

Goldsmith & Heymann Debate Options for KSM | Harvard National Security Journal

According to the Harvard National Security Law Journal at the link above:

On April 19th, Professors Jack Goldsmith and Phil Heymann of Harvard Law School debated what the Obama administration should do with alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM).  According to both Goldsmith and Heymann, the United States has three options available: it can try KSM before a military commission, it can try him in a civilian court, or it can continue to hold him in military detention.  Both professors agreed that trying KSM before a military commission was the worst option.  However, they also agreed that trying him in a civilian court was not a much better option.  In the end, both argued for what they consider to be the least-bad option available: Heymann argued that the United States should try KSM in a civilian court or extradite him, and Goldsmith argued that the United States should continue to hold KSM in military detention.

Their page also includes a link to an audio file of the debate.

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