9/11 Mastermind Gets Gitmo Military Trial

Obama turns back on pledge to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammad in civilian court
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2011 11:57 AM CDT
In this March 1, 2003 file photo, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – Khalid Sheikh Mohammad will be tried by a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, rather than the civilian court President Obama has long advocated, sources tell CBS News. Eric Holder will announce this new plan soon. Previously, Holder had put forward a plan to try the confessed 9/11 mastermind in New York City, but that idea was abandoned after a political backlash.

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