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Osama Bin Laden Evidence Readied At Detainee Trial

An article entitled "Osama Bin Laden Evidence Readied At Detainee Trial," published today (09/29/2010) by NPR offers a glimpse into prosecutor's plans to use statements made by bin Laden in their prosecution of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. The government plans to use bin Laden's words, including those in a television interview in which he says U.S. […]

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Sep 29th, 2010 Ghailani

AQIM kidnap-for-ransom practice: A worrisome challenge to the war against terrorism financing

A recent post on the Terror Finance Blog, entitled "AQIM kidnap-for-ransom practice: A worrisome challenge to the war against terrorism financing," discusses an alternative method for terrorism financing, kidnapping-for-ransom. The recent abduction of five french nationals in Al Qaeda's Islamic Maghreb terrorist group (AQIM) furthers the growing trend of terrorist groups sustaining themselves through ransoms […]

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Sep 28th, 2010 Inteligence

Money transfers could face anti-terrorism scrutiny

The Washington Post reports in an article entitled "Money Transfers could face anti-terrorism scrutiny" published September 27, 2010 that the Obama Administration wants to require U.S. banks to report all electronic money transfers into and out of the country. This represents a significant expansion in efforts to counter terrorist financing and money laundering.  Currently, institutions […]

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Sep 28th, 2010 investigations

Are Terrorists Criminals Or Enemy Combatants? – NPR hosts debate

On September 14, 2010, NPR hosted an Oxford-style debate.  The motion was: "Treat Terrorists Like Enemy Combatants, Not Criminals."  Michael Hayden and Marc Thiessen argued for the motion. David Frakt and Stephen Jones argued against.  The complete transcript of the debate is here.  An article about it is here. Here is the 50-minute broadcast version […]

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Guantanamo Detainee’s Trial May Set Tone For Others

An NPR story published tomorrow, September 27, 2010, and set to air on tomorrow's radio, entitled "Guantanamo Detainee's Trial May Set Tone for Others" explores more fully the issues surrounding Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, accused of carrying out the embassy bombings in 1998 in East Africa. Notes Ken Wainstein, former overseer of national security prosecutions during […]

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Sep 26th, 2010 AIII Courts, Ghailani

Guantánamo not planning for indefinite detention

The Miami Herald reports on Thursday, September 23, 2010, in an article entitled "Guantanamo not planning for indefinite detention," that prison camp staff are making no plans for the lifetime detention of 48 captives the Obama administration has determined will not be released, the center reported last Wednesday.  The article discusses the "air of uncertainty" at […]

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Sep 26th, 2010 Current Affairs

Anonymity promised for NYC terror trial jurors

The Miami Herald reports  Wednesday September 22, 2010 in an article entitled "Anonymity promised for NYC terror trial jurors," that more than 400 prospective jurors filled out questionnaires last Wednesday in an effort to learn their eligibility for the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee. The accused, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, is charged in the 1998 […]

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Sep 26th, 2010 AIII Courts, Ghailani

Prosecutor says Sudanese captive linked to 9/11 training

The Miami Herald reports on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, in an article entitled "Prosecutor says Sudanese captive linked to 9/11 training," that a Sudanese captive Noor Uthman Mohammed was "for a number of years…the principal trainer in charge of all training at the Khalden training camp in Afghanistant that provided numerous individuals who went on […]

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FBI informant grilled at NY temple bomb plot trial

The Associated Press reports today, September 21, 2010, in an article entitled "FBI Informant grilled at NY temple bomb plot trial," that an FBI informant, Shahed Hussain, testified on cross in federal court in Manhattan last Tuesday that he prodded a potential bomber to move forward with his 2009 plot to attack synagogues and shoot military planes […]

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Lawyers for alleged USS Cole bomber request investigation into detention in Poland

Jurist reports on September 22, 2010, in an article entitled "Lawyers for alleged USS Cole bomber request investigation into detention in Poland," that a human rights group and lawyers for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri have filed a request Tuesday with Polish prosecutors for an investigation into al-Nashiri's detention and treatment at a secret CIA prison in […]

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