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  • In this pool photo of a Pentagon-approved sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin, defendants speak with their defense lawyers during a break in pretrial hearings at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Monday, April 14, 2014. From right to left are Mustafa al Hawsawi, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, Ramzi bin al Shibh, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammad sitting on the floor with Walid bin Attash sitting on a chair. A lawyer for one of five defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal said Monday that FBI agents questioned a member of his defense team, apparently in an investigation related to the handling of evidence, a revelation that brought an abrupt halt to proceedings. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool)

    Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

    An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail the case before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.

  • In this pool photo of a Pentagon-approved sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin, defendant Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, left, speaks with lead defense lawyer David Nevin during a pretrial hearing at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Monday, April 14, 2014. A lawyer for one of five defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal said Monday that FBI agents questioned a member of his defense team, apparently in an investigation related to the handling of evidence, a revelation that brought an abrupt halt to proceedings. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool)

    FBI said to question member of 9/11 case defense

    A lawyer for one of five defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal said Monday that FBI agents questioned a member of his defense team, apparently in an investigation related to the handling of evidence, a revelation that brought an abrupt halt to proceedings.

  • Senate report: Torture didn't lead to bin Laden; CIA disputes conclusion

    A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The finding could deepen the worst rift in years between lawmakers and the CIA.

  • FILE - This image made from video provided by by Al-Jazeera shows Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, says Abu Ghaith, who is on trial in New York, had no role in planning military operations for al-Qaida. Mohammed said in a statement filed in Manhattan federal court late Sunday, March 16, 2014 that Abu Ghaith served as an al-Qaida spokesman because he was "an eloquent, spellbinding speaker." (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera, File)

    Judge bars 9/11 mastermind's testimony in NYC

    The self-described architect of the Sept. 11 attacks will not be allowed to testify in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled Tuesday.

  • FILE - This image made from video provided by by Al-Jazeera shows Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, says Abu Ghaith, who is on trial in New York, had no role in planning military operations for al-Qaida. Mohammed said in a statement filed in Manhattan federal court late Sunday, March 16, 2014 that Abu Ghaith served as an al-Qaida spokesman because he was "an eloquent, spellbinding speaker." (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera, File)

    Judge bars 9/11 mastermind's testimony in NYC

    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the self-described architect of the Sept. 11 attacks will not be allowed to testify in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, but defense lawyers later asked him to reconsider.

  • In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed holds up a piece of paper during a court recess Oct. 15, 2012, at his Military Commissions pretrial hearing in the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has portrayed himself as the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks, and four other co-defendants were back before a military tribunal, forgoing the protest that turned their last appearance into an unruly 13-hour spectacle. (Associated Press)

    Al Qaeda's Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at Gitmo: 'I am very happy in my cell'

    The accused mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks reportedly penned a 36-page manifesto from behind Guantanamo Bay walls called "Invitation to Happiness" that details how he keeps sane and spiritually buoyant in captivity.

  • Senators write Sony, criticize 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    The movie "Zero Dark Thirty" is misleading and "grossly inaccurate" in its suggestion that torture produced the tip that led the U.S. military to find terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, three senators said Wednesday in a letter to the head of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

  • McCain rejects torture scene in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    The movie "Zero Dark Thirty" suggests the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques led the U.S. to Osama bin Laden. Sen. John McCain watched the movie Monday night and says it left him sick _ because it's wrong.

  • In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed holds up a piece of paper during a court recess Oct. 15, 2012, at his Military Commissions pretrial hearing in the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has portrayed himself as the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks, and four other co-defendants were back before a military tribunal, forgoing the protest that turned their last appearance into an unruly 13-hour spectacle. (Associated Press)

    Gitmo war court back in session minus 3 defendants

    Three of the five men charged with plotting the Sept. 11 attacks skipped their military tribunal hearing Tuesday after a judge ruled the men could not be forced to attend the session.

  • ** FILE ** Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan in this photo from March 1, 2003. (AP Photo)

    Sept. 11 case back before Gitmo war crimes court

    Five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks returned before a military tribunal Monday, forgoing the protest that turned their last appearance into an unruly 13-hour spectacle.

  • In this photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed holds up a piece of paper during a court recess Oct. 15, 2012, at his Military Commissions pretrial hearing in the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has portrayed himself as the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks, and four other co-defendants were back before a military tribunal, forgoing the protest that turned their last appearance into an unruly 13-hour spectacle. (Associated Press)

    Accused 9/11 conspirators appear in court at Guantanamo

    The self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and four of his alleged accomplices appeared Monday in U.S. military court for an oft-delayed pre-trial hearing that will help determine how their eventual trial will be conducted.

  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (right) and co-defendant Walid bin Attash attend a U.S. military hearing at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba on Saturday, May 5, 2012, in this sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool)

    Sept. 11 trial rules under scrutiny at Gitmo

    A U.S. military judge is considering broad security rules for the war crimes tribunal of five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, including measures to prevent the accused from publicly revealing what happened to them in the CIA's secret network of overseas prisons.

  • **FILE** This undated photo downloaded from the Arabic language Internet site www.muslm.net purports to show Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, in detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Associated Press/muslm.net)

    Book: Military feared use of taped comments

    A new book says Justice Department prosecutors were stunned to learn three years ago that the U.S. military had secretly tape recorded incriminating comments that alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed made to fellow detainees during daily prison yard conversations but was not planning to use them at military tribunals.

  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (right) and co-defendant Walid bin Attash attend a U.S. military hearing at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba on Saturday, May 5, 2012, in this sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin. (AP Photo/Janet Hamlin, Pool)

    Long fight predicted in Guantanamo 9/11 case

    The United States finally has started the prosecution of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, but the trial won't be starting any time soon, and both sides said Sunday that the case could continue for years.

  • 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)

    5 charged in 9/11 attack resist Gitmo hearing

    The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks repeatedly declined to answer a judge's questions Saturday and his co-defendants knelt in prayer in what appeared to be a concerted protest against the military proceedings.

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