Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Global Military Justice Reform has not focused on the military commission trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, because those proceedings are being covered so attentively elsewhere. Nonetheless, the latest development warrants mention here. Ben Fox of the Associated Press describes a new and disturbing issue: it appears that FBI agents sought to make a court-appointed security officer assigned to assist defense counsel into a confidential informant.
The defense security officer, a private contractor who assists with the handling of classified material in the death-penalty terrorism trial, was also asked to sign an agreement that implied he might be asked to provide information to the FBI on an ongoing basis in the future, [defense attorney James] Harrington said. The questioning occurred April 6 at the man's home in the United States, not on the U.S. base in Cuba.
After the FBI visit, the contractor informed his employer, SRA International Inc., based in Fairfax, Virginia.

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