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  • 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.


  • Wall Street Journal South Asia bureau chief Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan in 2002. (Associated Press)

    Probe uncovers problems in Pearl case

    Pakistani authorities "knowingly used perjured testimony" and failed to pursue other leads in convicting four men of the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, according to a report based on a 3½-year probe of the case.


  • Attorney General Eric Holder, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, speaks Thursday at the Justice Department in Washington following an U.S.-EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting. (Associated Press)

    Holder slams ban on Guantanamo detainee transfers

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday said congressional efforts to prohibit the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States for any purpose, including to stand trial, "would unwisely restrict" the government's ability to prosecute terrorism suspects.


  • Illustration: Blaming Bush by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KNIGHT: Stuck on Bush

    The campaign to criminalize America's response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks continues apace. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling on the Justice Department to investigate George W. Bush over his just-released memoir, "Decision Points," in which the former president says he ordered al Qaeda suspects waterboarded in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.


  • Political Scene

    New York Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo says he's against trying the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in his state.


  • Illustration: Ground Zero Mosque by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    GORDON: What would 9/11 architect say?

    As President Obama weighed in to support the Ground Zero mosque during a White House dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on Friday, one can only imagine what Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, must be saying at Guantanamo.


  • Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, is a suspected al Qaeda operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. The FBI says he has become chief of the terror network's global operations. (FBI via Associated Press)

    New al Qaeda chief lived in U.S. for years

    A suspected al Qaeda operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations, the FBI says, marking the first time a leader so intimately familiar with American society has been placed in charge of planning attacks.


  • Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, is shown in these undated images provided by the FBI. The suspected al Qaeda operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations, the FBI says, marking the first time a leader so intimately familiar with American society has been placed in charge of planning attacks. (AP Photo/FBI)

    New al Qaeda leader lived 15 years in U.S.

    A suspected al Qaeda operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations, the FBI says, marking the first time a leader so intimately familiar with American society has been placed in charge of planning attacks.


  • Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. says he doesn't know whether a terrorist can face the death penalty if he or she were to plead guilty to a military commission. (CBS via Associated Press)

    Holder unsure about death penalty for terrorist cases in military court

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Sunday there's a real question about whether a terrorist suspect such as self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed can face the death penalty if he were to plead guilty before a military commission.


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