In a policy turnaround, Military Trials for Sep. 11 Cases


The administration of President Obama, ending more than one year of indecisiveness with a massive policy turnaround, will prosecute Khaled Sheikh Muhammad and four other men blamed for plotting the 9/11 attacks in front of a military tribunal rather than a civilian court, as initially planned. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced that he had authorized military prosecutors at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay to file charges of war-crimes against the five men in the 9/11 case. Holder had decided to take the case to a New York federal civilian court in 2009 but the White House was forced to change that plan after a political backlash.

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