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A decade on, terrorism tribunals are bogged down – Reuters

A November 13, 2011 featured on explored a series of obstacles that have stalled the prosecution of suspected terrorists in military tribunals. According to the article, the tribunals were initially created by former U.S. President George W. Bush on November 13, 2001 and "were set up to try non-U.S. citizens on terrorism charges outside the regular U.S. federal and military courts."

Yet according to the article, "…persistent political and legal arguments over the procedures and principles involved" have hampered efforts to prosecute cases. For example, the article notes that Senate Republicans have proposed a provision in a defense bill that would "required military detention and military tribunals for anyone accused of terrorist acts, including U.S. citizens." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced that "he would block consideration of the defense bill until those provisions were changed."

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