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Legal Implications of Detaining the Latest American Enemy Combatant

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Featured, News & Events, Pending Cases, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Annica Mae Mattus It is around four weeks since the Department of Defense announced an American citizen is being detained by American forces as an enemy combatant after surrendering to Syrian Democratic Forces, but no additional details have since been made. This is not the first time that an American citizen has been detained […]

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The Necessity of a Federal Law for the Prosecution of Foreign Combatants

By   /  December 21, 2012  /  Counterterrorism, Global War on Terror, International Law, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics, UCMJ  /  No Comments

The trend of warfare in the last century speaks to future conflicts continuing to be less traditional and involving questions that are perhaps not adequately addressed by the Geneva Conventions and the laws of war. Two such questions, how to detain non-state fighters and how to prosecute them, are already being grappled with in the […]

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9/11 Trial Likely to Be Moved to Military Court

By   /  March 5, 2010  /  News & Events, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

The Obama administration appears to be heavily weighing a decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, in a military court. The move would be a major reversal in the terrorism case. Attorney General Eric Holder announced weeks ago that Mohammed and four other detainees would be tried in […]

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Still No Venue For 9/11 Matermind's Trial

By   /  January 29, 2010  /  News & Events, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, one of the masterminds of the 9/11 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, was scheduled to have his trial held in New York, but President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are considering moving the trial to a different venue. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wanted to move the trial […]

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US Government Considering DC as Location for Gitmo Trials

By   /  January 16, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

According to the Associated Press, the Obama administration is looking into the possibility of holding a criminal trial for Riduan Isamuddin in the nation’s capital.  Isamuddin, also known as Hamadi, is the suspected mastermind to a Bali nightclub bombing in 2002 that killed over 200 people, including Americans.  According to an anonymous official, the Obama […]

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