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Will a military trial of the 9/11 suspects be credible?updated: Mon May 07 2012 13:40:00

Formal trial proceedings against the alleged planners of the 9/11 atrocities have finally begun. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants were arraigned on capital charges before a military judge in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Saturday. The Obama administration claims that its improved military commission rules ensure a fair and credible trial. But outside the United States, who will view a U.S. military trial and potential execution of our enemies as credible?

9/11 victim's brother to alleged mastermind: 'I came a long way to see you, eye to eye'updated: Sun May 06 2012 17:41:00

Through hours of outbursts and objections in military court, Eddie Bracken said he had one image in his mind: that of a plane smashing into the World Trade Center tower where his sister worked.

9/11 suspects ignore, disrupt Guantanamo arraignmentupdated: Sun May 06 2012 01:03:00

Silence and the odd outburst from accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others turned an arraignment that could have lasted minutes into a 13-hour court session at Guantanamo Bay on Saturday.

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Father of firefighter awaits trial of alleged 9/11 plottersupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 21:36:00

Jim Riches, who lost his son Jimmy -- a New York firefighter -- on September 11, 2001, seems cautiously optimistic that the men again charged in the deadly attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people will finally go to trial.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 4 others charged in 9/11 attackupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 21:20:00

The United States on Wednesday announced charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of orchestrating the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused of involvement in the plot.

Inside perspective of Guantanamo Bayupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 21:20:00

Human rights attorney David Remes talks about the problems with the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

Defense Department: Charges filed against al Qaeda suspectupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 23:13:00

Military commission charges have been sworn against Majid Shoukat Khan, a Pakistani national who lived in the United States from 1996 to early 2002 who is suspected of helping al Qaeda plan attacks in the United States and elsewhere, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Justice to brief 9/11 families on hacking probeupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 22:05:00

Families of victims of the 9/11 attacks will meet with top Justice Department officials in late August to discuss whether any of their relatives' phone messages were hacked by employees of News Corp., likely participants said Wednesday.

Capital charges refiled against alleged 9/11 conspiratorsupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 05:50:00

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that capital charges have been refiled against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged co-conspirators in the September 11, 2001, conspiracy to allow prosecution before a military commission at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base.

No civilian trials for 9/11 suspectsupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 05:50:00

Eric Holder "reluctantly" decides that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others will be tried in a military court.

WikiLeaks papers reveal Guantanamo detainees' talk of post-9/11 plotsupdated: Fri May 13 2011 00:47:00

In the latest WikiLeaks dump of classified government documents, hundreds of risk-assessment files on Guantanamo Bay detainees tell a "he said, he said" story of terror plots considered and potentially planned as a follow-up to the 9/11 attacks.

Did U.S. botch message with bin Laden videos?updated: Tue May 10 2011 07:15:00

As I flick through television channels, looking at the video images of Osama bin Laden, I do not only see what the United States government wants me to see: a vain, graying, diminished man obsessed with perceptions of his image (after all, I learn from news reports, he appears to have dyed his beard).

Debate rages about role of tortureupdated: Thu May 05 2011 09:13:00

Osama bin Laden is dead, but the debate about torture lives on.

Harsh interrogation debate returns with bin Laden takedownupdated: Wed May 04 2011 22:12:00

Within hours of President Barack Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed, politics entered the fray.

Courier who led U.S. to Osama bin Laden's hideout identifiedupdated: Tue May 03 2011 09:19:00

A diplomatic source told CNN that the courier who was in close contact with Osama bin Laden and who eventually led the United States to him was a Kuwaiti named Abu Ahmad.

Trail began with bin Laden courierupdated: Tue May 03 2011 09:19:00

CNN's Gloria Borger gives the details about how a trusted courier led the U.S. to Osama bin Laden.

Inside the place bin Laden was killedupdated: Mon May 02 2011 19:56:00

Video appears to show the interior of the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces.

Trail leading to bin Laden began with his trusted courierupdated: Mon May 02 2011 19:56:00

Osama bin Laden's death marked the end of an era for U.S. investigators, who searched remote villages and mountain caves in a far-reaching manhunt for the al Qaeda leader.

Obama administration learns lesson on terrorism trialsupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 10:04:00

Making for an odd news day Monday, President Barack Obama announced his re-election bid while his attorney general announced the administration's decision that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow 9/11 conspirators would now be tried before military commissions in Guantanamo -- just as they were going to be tried before his administration took over.

Accused 9/11 terror suspects to face military trialsupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 09:04:00

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 terror suspects will face a military trial at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.

Swift justice? Still no decision on trial for accused 9/11 terroristsupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 13:00:00

Attorney General Eric Holder gripped a black folder in his right hand as he walked briskly into the Justice Department's briefing room on the morning of Friday the 13th in November 2009.

Photos of hands backed up Pearl slaying confession, report findsupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 16:28:00

Federal agents have backed up al Qaeda captive Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's confession in the killing of journalist Daniel Pearl by using photographs of the veins in his hands, according to a new report released Thursday.

Holder says feds close to 9/11 trial decisionupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 17:05:00

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday the Justice Department is "close to a decision" on whether alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should be tried in a military court or a civilian one either in New York City or elsewhere in the United States.

Top issues: Terrorismupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 15:18:00

While lawmakers debated how the Obama administration should prosecute accused terrorists, a pair of failed terrorist plots in the United States fueled political fires on the issue.

The state of al Qaedaupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 15:18:00

In an exclusive interview, CNN's Fred Pleitgen speaks to a captured aI Qaeda leader on the Iraqi insurgency.

Purported Bin Laden message hints at retaliationupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 15:36:00

An audio message purportedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatened retaliation against Americans if alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is executed.

Purported bin Laden Messageupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 15:36:00

CNN's Octavia Nasr reports on a message aimed toward the United States, purported to be from Osama bin Laden.

Boehner: Moving Gitmo prisoners to U.S. 'makes no sense'updated: Mon Mar 15 2010 10:50:00

The top Republican in the House and a senior White House adviser on Sunday debated a plan for closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay and moving some of the terrorism suspects held there onto American soil.

Boehner backs Guantanamoupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 10:50:00

The top Republican in the House says there's "no reason" to bring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay into the U.S.

Obama must shift on terror trialupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 11:26:00

The debate about terror trials is back, front and center, in American politics.

White House considers military trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammedupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 12:42:00

White House advisers are considering recommending alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed be tried in a military court instead of a civilian one in New York City, a senior administration official told CNN on Friday.

AG won't rule out New York for 9/11 trialupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 20:09:00

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday did not rule out the possibility that accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four accused accomplices would be tried in New York.

Why the 9/11 trial belongs in New Yorkupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 07:43:00

Obama administration officials, apparently bowing to political pressure, said over the weekend they are considering moving the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused operational commander of the 9/11 attacks, out of New York City.

Holder: Handling of would-be bomber consistent with past policyupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 17:21:00

Attorney General Eric Holder challenged his leading Republican critics Wednesday over the handling of the failed Christmas Day bomber, defending his decision to provide the suspect with Miranda warnings and charge him in a civilian court.

Senators push legislation to pull funding for civilian 9/11 trialupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 14:43:00

Several senators announced legislation Tuesday that would cut off funding for the federal trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four accused accomplices, saying the five should be tried in a military court.

White House: No decision yet on moving 9/11 trialupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 18:46:00

No decision has been made on whether to change the current plan to hold the September 11 terrorist attack trial in a civilian court in lower Manhattan, White House officials said Sunday.

9/11 'justification defense'updated: Mon Nov 23 2009 22:26:00

9/11 defendants may plead not guilty so they can air their beliefs and grievances in court. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Lawyer: 9/11 suspect to plead not guilty, argue attacks justifiedupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 22:26:00

At least one -- and possibly all five -- of the detainees with alleged ties to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will plead not guilty in a "justification defense," arguing the attacks were responses to American foreign policy, according to a lawyer who met with one of the defendants.

Holder defends decision to try accused 9/11 terrorists in New Yorkupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 21:20:00

Attorney General Eric Holder defended his decision Wednesday to try five suspected 9/11 terrorists in civilian court. Faced with bitter criticism from Republican senators at a contentious hearing, he insisted his decision reflects his conviction that a civilian trial represents the best chance for a successful outcome.

Toobin: 9/11 trial the 'biggest challenge' ever for federal courtsupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 15:21:00

The federal courts face an unprecedented challenge in trying accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo detainees for the terrorist attacks that took 3,000 lives, says CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

9/11 suspect on trialupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 14:01:00

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin discusses the upcoming trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Accused 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed faces New York trialupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 14:01:00

Five Guantanamo Bay detainees with alleged ties to the 9/11 conspiracy, including accused mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be transferred to New York to go on trial in civilian court, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday.

Former 'enemy combatant' sentenced in Illinoisupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 20:24:00

A former "enemy combatant" who was held in a South Carolina Naval brig for six years with no charges was sentenced Thursday to eight years and four months in prison, a Justice Department spokesman said.

Commentary: Cheney wrong on interrogationsupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 11:21:00

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview Friday that just-released CIA documents demonstrate the effectiveness of coercive interrogation techniques.

Analysis: Dick Cheney's claims reopen 'waterboarding' debateupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 11:19:00

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday said his claim that enhanced interrogation techniques -- including waterboarding -- produced critical post-9/11 information was supported by a pair of intelligence reports released last week.

Sept. 11 families: Keep Guantanamo Bay openupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 01:57:00

Families of September 11 victims visiting Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Thursday urged the Obama administration to drop plans to close the facility and to restart terror trials there.

Former 'enemy combatant' pleads guiltyupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 21:31:00

Ali al-Marri, once the only designated "enemy combatant" on U.S. soil, has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Senate report: Rice, Cheney OK'd CIA use of waterboardingupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 16:44:00

Top Bush administration officials gave the CIA approval to use waterboarding, a controversial interrogation technique, as early as 2002, a Senate intelligence report shows.

Memo: Two al Qaeda leaders waterboarded 266 timesupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 10:26:00

CIA interrogators used waterboarding at least 266 times on two top al Qaeda suspects, according to a Bush-era Justice Department memo released by the Obama administration.

Gitmo prisoners defend 'blessed' 9/11 attackupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 14:31:00

Five Guantanamo prisoners accused in the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the U.S. staunchly defended their actions, calling the operation "blessed" and "great" and the accusations against them "badges of honor."

3 Guantanamo detainees withdraw offer to confessupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 18:08:00

Three of five Guantanamo Bay detainees who said they wanted to confess to charges relating to the September 11 terrorist attacks rescinded the offer after a judge required two to undergo competency hearings, according to a military spokesman.

Pentagon: 9/11 conspirators want to confessupdated: Mon Dec 08 2008 21:18:00

Five detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, say they want to confess to conspiracy charges for planning the September 11, 2001, attacks, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Monday.

9/11 defendants in courtupdated: Mon Dec 08 2008 21:18:00

CNN's Pauline Chiou talks to Jennifer Daskal with Human Rights Watch about 9/11 defendant proceedings at Guantanamo Bay.

9/11 detainees face separate hearings on intimidation claimsupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 18:17:00

A military judge will hold separate hearings for five men accused in the September 11 terrorist attacks to determine if they were intimidated into asking to represent themselves.

Time.com: Gitmo Trials: The Political Agendaupdated: Sun Jun 08 2008 16:00:00

The Administration and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may both be seeking to speed his trial -- but for very different reasons

9/11 suspect rejects lawyersupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 01:28:00

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told a judge that he wants to represent himself and be a martyr. Kelli Arena reports.

9/11 suspects decline representationupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 01:28:00

Accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed used his first day in court to intimidate his co-defendants into refusing their right to counsel, a lawyer involved in the proceedings said Thursday.

Lawyers object to tribunalsupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 17:52:00

Maj. Jon Jackson, a military lawyer, objects to the use of coerced statements in detainee trials.

Time.com: Alleged 9/11 Plotter Holds Courtupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 16:00:00

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed denounced the US and welcomed execution amid arraignment at Gitmo by a US military tribunal

Time.com: 9/11 Mastermind Wants Death Sentenceupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 12:00:00

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said Thursday that he would welcome the death penalty for his confessed role as mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

Time.com: US Justice on Trial at Gitmo updated: Wed Jun 04 2008 12:00:00

As key alleged 9/11 conspirators like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed face arraignment this week, questions over the legal proceedings could take center stage

Judge approves charges against accused 9/11 mastermindupdated: Tue May 13 2008 15:13:00

A military judge approved charges against five accused September 11 plotters, including the alleged mastermind, but rejected charges against a man suspected of planning to be the "20th hijacker."

Gitmo judge bars Pentagon official from trial updated: Mon May 12 2008 17:41:00

A military judge's ruling that a Pentagon lawyer improperly pressured prosecutors could hurt efforts to try top al Qaeda suspects held at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, a defense lawyer said Monday.

Time.com: Gitmo's Courtroom Wrangling Beginsupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 19:00:00

A military court this week will hear key pre-trial motions, as the legal proceedings begin in the terrorism cases. A look at what could come next

Lawyer fears 9/11 mastermind trial will be 'insanity' updated: Thu Apr 24 2008 16:25:00

Prescott Prince is a small-town lawyer who has never taken a death penalty case to trial. Yet he finds himself involved in one of the biggest capital punishment cases this century: He's defending the alleged mastermind of the September 11 terror attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Waterboarding 'mock execution'updated: Thu Apr 24 2008 16:25:00

Prescott Prince is defending the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Attorney: 9/11 death penalty trial could create 'nightmare scenario'updated: Mon Feb 11 2008 18:35:00

The trials planned for six suspects in the 9/11 attacks -- in which the government proposes to seek the death penalty -- could be unfair and could leave Khalid Shaikh Mohammed looking like a martyr to his supporters, a former U.S. Navy attorney said Monday.

Death penalty for 9/11?updated: Mon Feb 11 2008 11:12:00

CNN's Alina Cho talks with legal analyst Sunny Hostin about possible charges for suspected 9/11 planners.

U.S. to seek death penalty for 6 Gitmo detaineesupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 11:12:00

The United States will seek the death penalty against six Guantanamo Bay detainees who are suspects in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, an Air Force general said Monday.

Time.com: Execution Sought for 9/11 Suspectsupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 08:00:00

The Pentagon is planning to charge six detainees at Guantanamo Bay for the Sept. 11 terror attacks on America and seek the death penalty

Alleged 9/11 mastermind, 13 others closer to U.S. military trial updated: Thu Aug 09 2007 02:42:00

Fourteen suspected terrorists listed as "high-value detainees" at the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been designated as enemy combatants, placing them in line to be charged and put on trial by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said Thursday.

Time.com: Pearl's Widow Sues Terrorists, Bankupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 19:40:00

The widow of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl hopes to elicit more information about her husband's death by suing those she blames

Bush uses bin Laden to defend Iraq war policyupdated: Wed May 23 2007 08:53:00

President Bush used declassified intelligence about Osama bin Laden Wednesday to defend his Iraq war policy.

Transcript: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confesses 9/11 roleupdated: Thu May 10 2007 12:05:00

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Transcript: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confesses 9/11 roleupdated: Thu May 10 2007 12:05:00

xyKhalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and a catalog of other terrorist acts, according to an edited transcript of a tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: I beheaded American reporterupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 07:10:00

Admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told a U.S. military tribunal he personally beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, the Pentagon revealed Thursday.

Transcript: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confesses 9/11 roleupdated: Wed Mar 14 2007 20:47:00

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, admitted to those attacks and numerous others during a U.S. military hearing on Saturday, according to an edited transcript of the hearing released by the Pentagon Wednesday.

Pentagon: Key 9/11 suspects face judges at Gitmoupdated: Mon Mar 12 2007 12:36:00

Three suspected terrorists connected with the September 11, 2001, attacks have gone before judicial panels charged with determining whether they can be detained indefinitely, the Pentagon said Monday.

Al Qaeda No. 2: Bush a liar, 'spiller of Muslim blood'updated: Fri Sep 29 2006 15:36:00

Calling President Bush "the murderer and spiller of Muslim blood," al Qaeda's top deputy released a videotape Friday accusing the U.S. president of being a "deceitful charlatan" who has lied to the American people.

14 terror suspects profiledupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 17:51:00

Fourteen al Qaeda prisoners in CIA custody have been transferred to the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for trial before a military tribunal, President Bush said in a speech Wednesday.

Analysts: Why 9/11 planners won't face trialupdated: Thu May 04 2006 09:21:00

With Zacarais Moussaoui headed for lifetime confinement at a federal prison for a minor role in the 9/11 attacks, the question arises of what will happen to the alleged planners who are in U.S. custody.

Al Qaeda witnesses saw Moussaoui as a bumblerupdated: Tue Mar 28 2006 09:35:00

Al Qaeda witnesses portrayed Zacarias Moussaoui as a liar and a bumbler Tuesday, as his defense team tried to refute Moussaoui's own damaging testimony.

Bush details foiled 2002 al Qaeda attack on L.A. updated: Thu Feb 09 2006 10:40:00

Shortly after 9/11, al Qaeda began planning to use shoe bombers to hijack a commercial airplane and fly it into the tallest building in Los Angeles, California, President Bush said Thursday.

9/11 suspect gets 7 years jailupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 03:21:00

A German court has convicted a Moroccan man for belonging to a terrorist group, but acquitted him on charges of accessory to murder in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

9/11 suspect 'unaware of plot'updated: Tue Jan 25 2005 09:03:00

A key al Qaeda suspect in U.S. custody has said a Moroccan man on trial in Germany had no knowledge of the September 11 attack plot, according to an interrogation summary.

Business 2.0: Concept Mappingupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

As corporations become inundated with digital information from contracts, resumes, call centers, and webpages, yesterday's search technologies are increasingly inadequate. In 2004, companies are ex...

9/11 panel describes how attackers got moneyupdated: Sun Aug 22 2004 03:09:00

The 9/11 commission has released new details about how 19 hijackers and suspected conspirators in the attacks of September 11, 2001, were financed.

If You Don't Have Time to Read It ... updated: Thu Jul 29 2004 13:51:00

At 567 pages, The 9/11 Commission Report rocketed to the top of Amazon.com's best-seller list last week because it was big news.

Pakistan kills tribal leaderupdated: Fri Jun 18 2004 01:23:00

A tribal leader accused of harboring al Qaeda militants in Pakistan's western border region was killed Thursday night in a targeted missile strike, along with four other suspected militants, according to Pakistan intelligence sources.

9/11 panel: Al Qaeda planned to hijack 10 planesupdated: Wed Jun 16 2004 07:56:00

One member of the commission investigating the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks says "a number of urban myths about 9/11" will be dispelled on Thursday, the last scheduled hearing for the panel.

Pakistan arrests nine linked to al Qaedaupdated: Sun Jun 13 2004 12:49:00

Pakistani authorities have arrested nine people linked to al Qaeda who are believed to have been involved in recent attacks in Karachi, Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said.

Bush praises capture of al Qaeda operativeupdated: Mon Jan 26 2004 15:31:00

President Bush praised U.S. intelligence agencies Monday for their role in the capture of a key al Qaeda operative in Iraq.

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