According to an article in the Miami Herald by Carol Rosenberg, “The Obama administration is still deciding where to stage the 9/11 mass murder trials of five alleged co-conspirators now held at Guantanamo.” At a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee yesterday, Pentagon General Counsel, Jeh Johnson, urged Congress to allow both the possibility of civilian courts as well as military commissions to prosecute the detainees. Proposed legislation from the Committee Chairman, Rep. Buck McKeon, would further limit Obama’s efforts to close GTMO. It also would give the defense secretary rather than the attorney general final say on keeping a detainee in military custody.

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