The 9/11 judge ordered the fired Gitmo war court overseer and the Pentagon's top lawyer, who recommended that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis do the firing, to testify at the next pretrial hearing in the Sept. 11 case, according to two attorneys who saw the order.
Carol Rosenberg, the military affairs reporter for the Miami Herald and McClatchy, is being honored by the American Bar Association for her coverage of the military commissions at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay.
The sweeping order, issued by a U.S. Court of Appeals, asks for classified information and a declaration on past, present and future surveillance at Guantánamo on attorneys who defended an alleged al-Qaida bomber.
Saudi terrorist Ahmed al Darbi got a better cell, strawberry Oreos and shrimp among his perks for turning Guantánamo war court witness. The chief war crimes prosecutor capped the perks with permission to take his prison art home.
In the Sept. 11 pretrial hearing at Guantánamo a judge, defense attorney and prosecutor debated whether the president's incendiary tweets, particularly those about military justice and the death penalty, could taint the largest murder trial in U.S. history.
The repatriation downsized the detainee population to 40. It marked the first Trump administration release from the war on terror prison that President George W. Bush built, Barack Obama failed to close and Trump has so far failed to grow.
A military judge told lawyers for the alleged plotter of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to first ask a Pentagon office to arrange for more brain scans of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and then justify to him why an MRI is needed if they are refused.
Lawyers for Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the accused plotter of the Sept. 11 attacks, say preliminary and incomplete scans show possible evidence of a traumatic brain injury, the existence of which could thwart a capital prosecution.
The ruling was a key step toward the trial of five alleged al-Qaida accomplices in the 9/11 attacks . Because, if there was no war, there could be no trial at Guantánamo by military commissions, the war court, and the alleged plotters would require civilian, federal court prosecution.
The Pentagon has hired a firm that rebuilt the World Trade Center to Top Secret construct office space and do other construction at Guantánamo's war court complex where the alleged 9/11 plotters are to be tried.
Ramzi bin al Shibh, an alleged 9/11 plot deputy who aspired to be a hijacker but failed to get a U.S. visa, is in an isolation cell for bad behavior at Guantánamo prison — stripped of his legal materials, running water and a bed or mattress.
A decision this month by Senegal to deport two former detainees to their chaotic birth country of Libya has raised the prospect that the resettlement system is starting to collapse under President Donald Trump.
The Marine judge in the Guantánamo war crimes case of an Iraqi man accused of commanding al-Qaida's army in post-9/11 Afghanistan has set a timetable toward a mid-2019 trial, according to people who have seen a schedule.
Breaking with tradition, Guantánamo prison announced that Navy Rear Adm. John Ring replaced Rear Adm. Edward Cashman and is now the 18th commander, after the change-of-command ceremony was complete. No audio of the event is available.