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The Shame of Guantánamo: A Close-Up View of Injustice

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

I have now been to Guantánamo six times. Nothing I've seen has changed my view that the military commissions are unworkable. The system is set up to guarantee convictions and hand down death sentences, nothing more.

Everyone Loses In a 9/11 Show Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

When even the former chief prosecutor opposes a trial in the military commissions he headed, there's something seriously wrong. Since their creation...

KSM Referred To Military Crimes Tribunal At Guantanamo Bay

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - Accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four suspected co-conspirators were referred on Wednesday to ...

Top Prosecutor At Guantanamo Military Commissions To Retire

NPR | DINA TEMPLE-RASTON | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

NPR has learned that the top prosecutor at the Guantanamo Bay military commissions has asked to retire from the military after he finishes his assignm...

EXCERPT: How 9/11 Mastermind Was Caught

Posted 03.28.2012 | Books

"The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed" by Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer (Little, Bro...

Lessons From Lubanga

Morris Davis | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Morris Davis

Whether you can put a price on justice is an interesting philosophical argument, but it is possible to have a meaningful discussion about whether international crimes tribunals are worth the costs.

Musharraf Faces Mountain of Challenges If He Is to Return to Pakistan

Rob Crilly | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
Rob Crilly

The problem for the former military ruler as he plots his return to the country he ruled for nine years, is that the divide is between voters at home and the world outside.

Crisis of Confidence: How Washington Lost Faith in America's Courts

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Karen J. Greenberg

It's hard to escape the conclusion that the U.S. has little faith in its ability to put on trial a man assumedly responsible for murdering thousands. The administration's skepticism when it comes to using the judicial system risks is becoming pervasive.

Time to Get it Right on Terror Trial Venues

Aitan Goelman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Aitan Goelman

American policy toward terrorism trial venues is deeply flawed. If we needed any evidence, it has clearly been provided in several recent cases, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspects arrested in Kentucky and, most recently, Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame.

Paige Lavender

Holder Continues To Defend Civilian Trials for Terrorists | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite numerous setbacks over the past 2 1/2 years, Attorney General Eric Holder defiantly defended the civilian court system as a venu...

Donald Rumsfeld: Being Waterboarded Is Better Than Being Killed by a Drone

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Elisabeth Braw

"Three prisoners have been waterboarded but not at Guantanamo and not by the Department of Defense. They were waterboarded with the authority of President Bush and the approval of the Department of Justice."

Are Terrorists Beyond the Law?

D.R. Burgess | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
D.R. Burgess

Can we afford to give due process to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? If our legal system cannot sustain the prosecution of a murderer for his crimes, the implications for our society and its laws are catastrophic.

Torture Apologists Should Beware

Andrea Lyon | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

We don't need torture to get information. We need intelligence, perseverance and professionalism. We have that in our intelligence community, our soldiers and our commander in chief.

Torture Did Not Lead the U.S. to Bin Laden

David Danzig | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

Four leading former interrogators and intelligence officials argue today that, "The use of waterboarding and other so-called 'enhanced' interrogation...

NY Times: Harsh Interrogation Methods Played 'Small Role At Most' In Bin Laden's Capture

The New York Times | SCOTT SHANE and CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 07.03.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Did brutal interrogations produce the crucial intelligence that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden?...

Andrea Stone

Bin Laden Is Dead But Does It Matter? | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.01.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The words so many Americans have waited to hear for nearly a decade -- Osama Bin Laden is dead -- were finally spoken on a spring night ...

WikiLeaks: 9/11 Mastermind Met With Chicago Gang Leader In 2002

Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

According to a new batch of documents released by WikiLeaks, the mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks met with a Chicago gang leader to di...

A Chat With Robert Redford at the Premiere of The Conspirator in Washington, D.C.

Liz Glover | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Glover


Did Obama Kneecap The 9/11 Suspects' Defense Lawyers?

Mother Jones | — Kevin Drum | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

Last week, on the same day President Barack Obama launched his re-election campaign, his administration announced that it had officially reversed its ...

Obama Caves to Fear -- and to Politics -- in KSM Trial Reversal

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

There was something pathetic about watching Eric Holder announce that the administration will bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to trial at Guantanamo Bay on the same day that Obama announced the start of his re-election campaign.

Sam Stein

Eric Holder Lashes Out At Congress Over KSM Trial | Sam Stein | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After announcing it would try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged conspirators by military commission rather than in...

America's Growing Intolerance: How 'Enemy Creep' Is Guantanamo-izing America

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Karen J. Greenberg

Just in case you thought political correctness had been thoroughly discredited in the culture wars of the 1990s, it's back -- and this time it's being treated as a stalking horse for terrorism and getting pummeled all over again.

Why We Need a Fair and Public Trial for the Alleged 9/11 Perpetrators

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

A fair and public trial would reveal the motives and makeup of those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, and yet the very people who claim to be the most militant in combating terrorism have been the most effective in stifling that inquiry.

The Women Who Chase Terrorists

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abigail Pesta

This was no academic exercise. In tracking down the identities of Daniel Pearl's kidnappers and killers, students made phone calls and even face-to-face visits to relatives of suspected Pakistani terrorists.

Inside The Brutal Murder Of Daniel Pearl

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A three-year investigation into the 2002 kidnapping and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl has identified 27 Pakistanis that played a role - most of wh...