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As part of the Pacific Council’s GTMO Observer Program, Les Lo Baugh, Jr., traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to attend the pre-trial proceedings involving the U.S. prosecution against Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and others accused of carrying out the 9/11 attacks. Read his Observer Dispatch.
As part of the Pacific Council’s GTMO Observer Program, Philip Recht traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to attend the pre-trial proceedings involving the U.S. prosecution against Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad Al-Nashiri, the alleged orchestrator of the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000. Read his Observer Dispatch.
As part of the Pacific Council’s GTMO Observer Program, Mary Ann Walker traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to attend the 9/11 military pre-trial hearing of alleged plotter and mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammad and four others charged with assisting in the 9/11 attacks, where she heard testimony from the architect of the CIA’s "enhanced interrogation techniques." Read her Observer Dispatch.
Pacific Council member Andrew Boyle reports on his observations of the military commission hearings of the 9/11 attackers in Guantánamo Bay on the 18th anniversary of the attacks.
This week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report addressing public access to pre-trial hearings of alleged terrorists held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO). This report was required by legislation passed in 2017 in response to and influenced by the 2016 GTMO Task Force report.
To get the Guantánamo cases to trial, Congress should implement two pragmatic, nonpolitical measures: federal judges should be sent to GTMO and those judges should be given expanded powers, writes Robert C. Bonner.
On this 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Pacific Council’s GTMO Task Force announces the release of its second report to renew the call for federal judges to preside over the military trials at Guantánamo and equip them with expanded powers to enforce deadlines, levy consequences, and propel these cases toward fair and final conclusions.
The time for improving the trial capacity and efficiency at Guantánamo Bay is now, before new prisoners are added to the population, write Jack Riley, Michelle Kezirian, Richard Goetz, and Jerry Green.
Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduces three amendments to the FY2018 defense bill based on recommendations from the Pacific Council GTMO Task Force.