KSM Lawyer Sacrifices Military Career to Stay on Case

9/11 defense wants access to CIA black sites, personnel identities
A courtroom sketch of a 2010 hearing for Kahlid Sheik Mohammed / AP

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—Army Maj. Jason Wright, a member of accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s defense team, informed the court Thursday morning that he will be retiring from the military in order to continue defending his client, who stands accused of orchestrating the terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.

9/11 Victim Families:
Obama Administration Sabotaging Trials

FBI seeking to derail hearings, families claim
AP

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—Victims of the 9/11 terror attacks expressed shock that the FBI may be meddling in the hearings here, and some speculated that it is part of an effort by the Obama administration to completely derail the hearings and force them into federal court stateside.

Iran Unveils New Anti-Ship Cruise Missile

U.S. to significantly cut back stock of missiles
Iranian naval exercises / AP

Iran announced that it has armed its warships with a new generation of cruise missiles and warned the West that its response to “any threat” will be “more deadly and heavier,” according to regional media reports.

Gitmo Guards Attacked on ‘Daily Basis’ by Detainees

Physical, verbal assaults, body fluids aimed at guards
Guantanamo's Camp 6 detention facility / AP

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—Prison guards here at the Guantanamo Bay prison are attacked on a “daily basis” by detainees, according to Commander John Filostat, a prison spokesman for the Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo.

FBI Asked to Testify at Gitmo Over Spying Charge

Government prosecutors gave FBI info
Guantanamo Bay's two courthouses / AP

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—The FBI could be forced to testify in the military war court at Guantanamo Bay regarding the nature of its investigation into defense lawyers for the accused 9/11 terrorists.

9/11 Hearings Halt Over Spying Accusation

FBI agents accused of enlisting informant on defense team
United States Army Chief Circuit Judge Col. James L. Pohl

The 9/11 hearings came to a halt on Monday morning just thirty minutes after they had begun following accusations by defense lawyers for the accused terrorists that members of their team had been approached to participate in an FBI investigation.

Iran to Hang 26-Year-Old Rape Victim

Court docs, evidence go missing under strange circumstances, family says
Rayhaneh Jabbari

The Iranian regime is slated to hang on Tuesday a 26-year-old woman charged with fatally stabbing her accused rapist, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

Gitmo Secret Prison Commander to Testify

Camp 7 commander to speak
Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base / AP

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—A commander from Guantanamo Bay’s infamous—and until recently highly secret—Camp 7 will testify this week in military court about how prisoners are treated in the highly secure compound, which houses 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other high value terror suspects.

Pro-Israel Ads Hit Cherry Blossom Bus Route

Group seeks to counter anti-Israel campaign
Cherry blossoms in Washington

Seeking to counter a deluge of anti-Israel ads in the Washington D.C. Metro, a group has paid to place several ads on D.C. busses asking the government to “Stop U.S. Aid for Palestinian Terrorism.”