Europe's human rights court ruled on Tuesday that conditions in America's so-called "supermax" prisons don't violate inmates' human rights. The ruling clears the way for Britain to begin extradition proceedings against five imprisoned terror suspects, including Babar Ahmad. Ahmad has been held in a British prison for nearly eight years without charge.
A European court on Tuesday will determine whether Babar Ahmad will be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges. Ahmad is fighting the extradition, and appealed to be prosecuted in the U.K.
The Obama campaign is expected to start highlighting what they consider a long list of national security accomplishments. For more on the foreign policy angles to this election, host Rachel Martin speaks with Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution.
The Pentagon approved charges against the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men, starting a 30 day clock before they must appear to answer the charges. The prosecutor will seek the death penalty if they are convicted. Audie Cornish talks to Dina Temple-Raston for more.
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