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At Sept. 11 Trial, Military Commissions Face Scrutiny

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.
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Potential Torture Testimony Could Rattle Sept. 11 Case

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.
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Bin Laden Papers Show Him Frustrated, Marginalized

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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A Look At Bin Laden's Letters To Confidants

Some of the documents found during the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideaway in Pakistan were released Thursday. West Point's Combating Terrorism Center has been reviewing those documents.
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John Brennan Delivers Speech On Drone Ethics

In the first formal acknowledgement of what's been an open secret, White House Counter Terrorism adviser John Brennan publicly stated that the U.S. conducts drone strikes targeted on al-Qaida. In a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Brennan opened many doors on drone strikes.

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