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  • In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, the five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks, back row from left, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, Ramzi Binalshibh, Walid bin Attash and the alleged mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed, attend their Military Commissions pretrial hearing in the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. The five accused of the Sept. 11 attacks were back before a military tribunal, forgoing the protest that turned their last appearance into an unruly 13-hour spectacle. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool)

    Accused 9/11 plotter rants at Guantanamo court

    The accused mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, appeared Wednesday in a camouflage vest and railed against the U.S. government at the military tribunal where he is being prosecuted.


  • 'Resistance' by Gitmo defendants points to lengthy battle

    The United States has finally begun prosecuting five prisoners here charged in the Sept. 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people; but the trial will not be starting anytime soon, and both sides said Sunday that the case could continue for years.


  • **FILE** Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan in March 2003. (Associated Press)

    9/11 conspirators' military trial nears as charges refiled

    The Pentagon on Wednesday announced formal charges against the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and four co-conspirators and called for a joint military trial that could result in the death penalty for all five men.


  • This July 2009 photo from the Arabic-language website www.muslm.net shows a man it identifies as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in detention at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (www.muslm.net via Associated Press)

    Methodical approach slows start of Mohammed trial

    The military officer overseeing the prosecution of Khalid Sheik Mohammed is taking a go-slow approach that would bring the confessed Sept. 11 mastermind to trial months, or perhaps years, from now.


  • Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, captured in 2003, is one of five terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba facing military trials related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. (Associated Press)

    Military reinstates charges for 9/11 terrorists

    The Pentagon announced Tuesday that military prosecutors have reinstated charges against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four others for their role in plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican, who is House Homeland Security Committee chairman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Republicans note harsh interrogation helped bin Laden operation

    The debate over the use of harsh interrogation techniques during the Bush administration is being rekindled by the successful operation against Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, which was based on information about the courier extracted from detained terror suspects.


  • CIA Director Leon E. Panetta (right) leaves Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, after briefing members of Congress on the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Debate flares anew on harsh interrogation

    The successful operation against Osama bin Laden has rekindled debate over the use of harsh interrogation techniques during the Bush administration.


  • **FILE** Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan in March 2003. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obama caves on terror trials

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s 13-minute rant on abandoning plans for a civilian criminal trial for Sept. 11 attack mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) had the distinct tone of a sore loser. Mr. Holder's failure to sell his vision of giving international terrorists the full constitutional rights enjoyed by U.S. citizens is a big win for our country.


  • TURNABOUT: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. blamed hindrances by members of Congress. (Associated Press)

    Holder: 9/11 suspects to face military tribunal

    Yielding to political opposition, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Monday that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged henchmen will be referred to the system of military commissions for trial rather than to a civilian federal court in New York.


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