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USS Cole Conspiracy Trial at Gitmo Postponed Due to Apparent Security Breach

The Miami Herald reports that Gitmo chief judge Army Col. James L. Pohl ordered a two-month delay in pre-trial proceedings in the USS Cole conspiracy case “in the interest of justice” following reports that portions of the Pentagon computer system housing defense and prosecution court documents is not secure. After certain defense documents disappeared from […]

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Guantanamo Prisoner Alleges Guard Mistreatment

The Miami Herald reports that Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, the alleged USS Cole bomber, is threatening refusal to appear in court because he is being mistreated by Guantanamo guards. Specifically, the article states Nashiri complains that military transport has been so uncomfortable that it causes him to throw up, an alleged result of a […]

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Next step in 9/11 terrorism trial set for May 5 – CNN

On April 10, 2012 CNN's national security blog reported that the military tribunals for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and four other defendants will commence on May 5th of this year.  According to the article, Army Colonel James Pohl, the chief judge for the Guantanamo military commission will preside over all five trials.  According […]

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Report: More former GITMO detainees back on the battlefield – CNN

On March 6, 2012, CNN's national security blog reported that according to a recent report released by the Director of National Intelligence, "167 out of 599 detainees who were transferred to other countries as of December 2011 are either confirmed or suspected of returning to the battlefield." With 60 Guantanamo Bay detainees cleared to be […]

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Guantanamo detainee reaches plea deal – Washington Post

On February 22, 2012 the Washington Post reported that Majid Khan, a high-value Guantanamo Bay detainee, had reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.  According to the article, a 2008 assessment of Khan found him to be "a high risk to the United States and its allies, a low detention threat, and of 'high intelligence value.'"  […]

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Guantanamo detainees’ bleak future – CNN

On January 8, 2012, CNN's national security blog, Security Clearance featured a piece that analyzed the future of the 171 Guantanamo Bay detainees.  According to the article, Republican roadblocks buried any attempt by the Obama Administration to close the facility.  Among the 171 remaining detainees, CNN reports that seven are to be tried by military […]

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NPR: At Guantanamo Hearing, Alleged Cole Mastermind Is ‘All Swagger’

National Public Radio had a reporter in the actual courtroom at Guantanamo Bay today for the arraignment of Abd al Rahim al Nashiri.  She reports that looked very healthy, “bulked-up” as if he had been working out, waved to the spectators, joked with the judge, and was “all swagger.”  You can hear the 4:25 minute […]

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NY Times Editorial Calls Khadr roceedings “Tainted Justice”

A New York Times editorial published May 23, 2010 argues that the prosecution of Omar Khadr pursuant to the Military Commissions Act of 2009 is "Tainted Justice." You can read the complete editorial here.  

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May 28th, 2010 Uncategorized