In the main trial in the Sept. 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other defendants are set to be arraigned Saturday before a military commission. The military commissions have been revised over the past several years, but there's still debate about their fairness.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted to masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks, but he and his alleged co-conspirators could plead not guilty in a military courtroom Saturday. That could mean a public airing of how he was treated in U.S. custody — details the government would rather not talk about.
The former al-Qaida leader was planning attacks throughout his years in Pakistan, which included a wish to kill President Obama. But the plots were far beyond the capability of his weakened organization. And bin Laden was upset with the actions of affiliated groups he couldn't control.
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