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Hearing for Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Called Off Again

Judge cites 'unresolved issues' in case of 5 Gitmo inmates

(Newser) - After more than 12 years in American custody, the day of reckoning doesn't seem to be getting much closer for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The US military has called off an impending pretrial hearing for Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators being held at Guantanamo Bay, reports Reuters... More »

Torture Didn't Help Catch bin Laden, Report Finds

Senate Intelligence Committee: No evidence tortured detainees gave up crucial info

(Newser) - The report that has thrown the CIA into a bitter fight with the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that there is no evidence that torture helped the agency find Osama bin Laden, congressional aides and other sources tell the AP . The CIA has argued that "harsh interrogation techniques" like waterboarding... More »

9/11 Mastermind: Osama Son-in-Law Wasn't Violent

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith focused on preaching, says Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

(Newser) - As Osama bin Laden's son-in-law faces trial in New York , the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks has come to his defense. In 14 pages' worth of answers to questions from a lawyer for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed asserted that the accused wasn't involved in al-Qaeda military... More »

9/11 Mastermind Renounces Violence

He slams Western society in new manifesto

(Newser) - After more than a decade in American custody, confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed appears to have had second thoughts about the use of violence. The former al-Qaeda propaganda chief suggests Islam should not be spread by violence in a rambling manifesto viewed by Channel 4 News . He also blasts... More »

9/11 Mastermind's Jail Pastime: Building Vacuum Cleaner?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed read Harry Potter , did "homework"

(Newser) - Storytime, tea and biscuits, Harry Potter: Sounds more like a day in the life of a British schoolkid than a typical day for the mastermind of 9/11. The AP offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's time in a CIA prison, as officials tried to... More »

Chocolate, Garden Contests: Inside bin Laden's Life

Leaked report offers details of US raid, too

(Newser) - Al-Jazeera has obtained a leaked copy of the 337-page report from the Abbottabad Commission, which was formed by the Pakistani government in June 2011 to investigate the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound by US forces. More than 200 witnesses, including bin Laden family members and high-level officials,... More »

State Dept. Shuts Office in Charge of Closing Gitmo

Daniel Fried gets moved to sanctions-policy issues

(Newser) - The State Department all but raised the white flag on closing Gitmo today, quietly reassigning the special envoy in charge of shutting down the notorious prison, the New York Times reports. The office of Daniel Fried is being closed, with no one to replace him, as his work is "... More »

KSM, Accused 9/11 Plotters to Face One Less Charge

Move reveals 'flaw' in military tribunals

(Newser) - The five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks will now face seven charges instead of eight, after the chief prosecutor yesterday moved to withdraw a conspiracy charge that he believed might not hold up on appeal. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants still face charges that include just shy... More »

9/11 Mastermind Scolds US for 'Torture,' Killings

'Millions' killed for 'national security,' he charges

(Newser) - The accused mastermind of the 9/11 attacks yesterday took the US to task for "torturing" people in the name of national security and killing "millions." Many "can kill people under the name of national security, and torture people under the name of national security," said... More »

9/11 Hearings Begin Today Amid Rats, Mold

Judge won't allow further delays to Guantanamo trial

(Newser) - The Guantanamo trial of five 9/11 suspects has already been postponed thanks to a tropical storm, religious observances, an Internet outage, and more—but an invasion of rats and mold isn't going to push it back any further. Pretrial hearings are set to begin today for alleged mastermind Khalid... More »

Was This Pic of 9/11 Suspect Smuggled Out of Gitmo?

Officials scrambling to find out how photos landed on jihadist website

(Newser) - US officials are at a loss to explain how apparently recent photos of the suspected 9/11 master plotter ended up on a jihadist website . They fear the photos may have been taken and smuggled out of Guantanamo Bay. The photos show a calm, often smiling Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other... More »

9/11 Suspects Disrupt Gitmo Hearing

Accused mastermind, 4 others were to be arraigned

(Newser) - The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks repeatedly declined to answer a judge's questions today and his co-defendants knelt in prayer in what appeared to be a concerted protest against the military proceedings. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men appeared for the first time in more than... More »

Tomorrow: 9/11 Case Back On at Gitmo

3 years later, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 4 others set for arraignment

(Newser) - It's been three years since President Obama paused the case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged planners of the 9/11 attacks. Tomorrow, the case resumes in a military tribunal at Guantanamo after efforts to move the proceedings to a civilian court failed . Things could be a little... More »

Death Penalty Trial to Resume for KSM

Alleged 9/11 mastermind's military trial will continue

(Newser) - The long-delayed effort to put alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed on trial lurched forward today, when the Pentagon approved a death penalty trial for Mohammed and his four alleged co-conspirators, the Washington Post reports. The trial will be conducted by a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, with an arraignment... More »

New Charges Filed Against KSM

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, four others charged again

(Newser) - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and four alleged co-conspirators face new conspiracy and murder charges filed today by US military prosecutors. All five defendants were originally charged during George W. Bush’s presidency, but those charges were dropped when President Obama attempted to move the trials... More »

Al-Qaeda's New Boss Linked to Pearl's Killing

Saif al-Adel discussed reporter's kidnapping with KSM

(Newser) - The 2002 kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl can be added to new al-Qaeda leader Saif al-Adel 's extensive record of murder and mayhem, according to Georgetown University's Pearl Project. Investigators found that the Egyptian discussed the kidnapping with alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh... More »

Torture Played ‘Small Role’ in bin Laden Hunt

Some who were tortured misled interrogators

(Newser) - Some conservatives are arguing that Osama bin Laden's death justifies Bush-era harsh interrogation techniques , but after looking at the trail of evidence, the New York Times concludes that torture played “a small role at most” in finding bin Laden’s courier. The detainee who provided the most crucial... More »

A Prisoner, a Call, a Courier: How They Found bin Laden

Intel from detainees, tapped phones led to courier

(Newser) - It wasn’t long after 9/11 when a detainee in one of the CIA’s secret prisons first mentioned the name Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti. That name—plus years of intelligence work—would eventually lead America to Osama bin Laden, the AP reports. The first break came in 2004, when an... More »

Terrorists Plotted to Cut Cables, Fell Brooklyn Bridge

WikiLeaks releases documents detailing plot

(Newser) - A terror plot focusing on the Brooklyn Bridge was revealed in 2003, but documents newly released by WikiLeaks show that earlier warnings might've increased security and foiled the plot. Prior to September 11, 2001, the documents reveal, a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan was teaching methods to bring down... More »

NYC Businessman Plotted Post-9/11 Attacks

Former travel agent colluded with 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda operatives pushed for a series of attacks following 9/11, but the plans were foiled following the capture of leading figures, WikiLeaks documents say. Among the plots discussed were attacking West Coast aircraft, blowing up a gas-filled apartment and gas stations, and cutting cables on the Brooklyn Bridge, the New ... More »

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