The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Will the 9/11 Detainees Ever Go to Trial?

    It’s been almost 13 years, yet the most significant terrorism case in history is still mired in preliminary hearings. For five Guantanamo detainees accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks, as well as for the families of victims, a day in court looks distant at best and impossible at worst. At the heart of the delay: the FBI’s obstruction of the defense cases, the fact that Guantanamo is ill-suited to legal proceedings and the top secret classification of any records related to the CIA’s use of torture.

    Foreign Policy

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