Saturday, April 19, 2014

More trouble with the Guantánamo military commissions

Today's New York Times includes this report on the latest in a string of problems with the slow-moving military commissions being conducted at the U.S. Naval Station, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. This time it involves the Federal Bureau of Investigation:
"The F.B.I.’s inquiry [into the defense counsel for the accused 9/11 plotters] became the focus of the pretrial hearings at Guantánamo this week, after the [security] contractor [assigned to one of the teams of defense counsel] disclosed it to the defense team. It was a reminder that, no matter how much the proceedings at the island military prison resemble a familiar American trial, the invisible hand of the United States government is at work there in ways unlike anything seen in typical courtrooms."

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