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Warsame’s Case Provides a “Template” for How U.S. Will Proceed Against Alleged Terrorists Captured Overseas

The manner in which to proceed with the prosecution of Ahmed Abdul Kadir Warsame, a top facilitator between al-Qaeda franchises who was captured while on a boat in the Gulf of Aden sailing between Somalia and Yemen, sparked controversy between politicians and intelligence officials, according to The Washington Post. Generally, The Post reports that the Obama […]

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U.S. Army Seeks Death Penalty in Case Against Sgt. Bales

The New York Times reports that the U.S. Army plans to seek the death penalty in its case against Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, who is charged with 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder, and seven counts of assault. Sgt. Bales, The Times further states, allegedly shot and stabbed several individuals, including […]

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Prosecutors Seek Protective Order to Prevent Release of Classified Information During Trial of Sept. 11 Prisoners at Gitmo

The Associate Press reports that Judge James Pohl is looking at the breadth of security rules for the war crimes tribunal while presiding over the pretrial hearing for five Guantanamo prisoners charged with terrorism and murder in connection with the 9/11 attacks. According to the report, the prosecutors in this case have asked for a […]

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Oct 15th, 2012 Military tribunals

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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Accused terrorist in Iraq facing US charges – New York Times

On February 23, 2012 the New York Times reported that the "Obama Administration has approved military commission charges against a Lebanese man accused of helping kill United States troops in Iraq."  According to the article, Ali Musa Daqduq, the last detainee held by American forces in Iraq, was handed over to Iraqi officials in December.  […]

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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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Baltimore resident faces terror trial – MSNBC

On February 16, 2012, MSNBC reported that the Pentagon approved war crimes charges for Majid Khan, a Maryland-raised Pakistan citizen.  Khan, who has been held in Guantanamo Bay since 2006, is charged with murder, attempted murder, and providing material support to al-Qaida.  He faces a possible life sentence. According to the article, "The military has […]

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Democrats Split Over Terrorism Detainees – WSJ

On November 18, 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported that Senate Democrats are divided on a provision in the Defense Authorization Act of 2012. The provision, which would "solidify the government's legal ability to hold al Qaeda suspects without charge and require the military to take custody of many terrorism suspects" has been the center […]

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Hearing for USS Cole bombing suspect set for later this month at Guantanamo – CNN

On October 4, 2011, CNN reported that an arraignment hearing will be held for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri on October 26, 2011 in a military courtroom in Guantanamo Bay. al-Nashiri is charged in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole which resulted in the death of 17 Navy sailors. In an effort by the […]

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Hezbollah leader could get military tribunal in US – AP

On September 25, 2011, the Associated Press reported that the Obama Administration was considering the establishment of a military tribunal for Hezbollah leader, Ali Mussa Daqduq. Daqduq has been linked to a 2007 raid in Iraq that resulted in the abduction and death of four American soldiers. Should the U.S. government move forward with this […]

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