07 aprile 2011

In Defense of Military Tribunals

The Obama administration announced Monday that it would try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 conspirators in military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. This is heartening news. Presidents from both parties have signed bipartisan bills authorizing these tribunals, and the Supreme Court has confirmed their constitutional authority to do so. Yet there continue to be lingering criticisms of their fairness and competence. These should be put to rest.

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