Five of six Algerians must be released after nearly seven years of captivity in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, a federal judge ruled Thursday in the first case of its kind.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
A military jury on Thursday sentenced Osama bin Laden's former driver, Samil Hamdan, to 5 1/2 years in prison, making him eligible for parole in six months. Hamdan was convicted Wednesday on charges of providing material support for terrorism.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
A military jury convicted a former driver and alleged bodyguard for terror leader Osama bin Laden on charges of providing material support for terrorism Wednesday, but acquitted him on more serious conspiracy charges.
Five accused Sept. 11 plotters, including the alleged mastermind of the attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, appeared in a Guantanamo military court for the first time Thursday. A reporter looks at the proceedings and the legal issues they raise.
After a standoff with House Republicans and President Bush, the Democratic-led House failed to extend a warrantless terrorist eavesdropping program Friday. Congressmen Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., offer two views on the divisive surveillance law.
Military commission trials for the six Guantanamo Bay detainees charged for their involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks will be held in specially designed courtrooms known as Camp Justice. Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann outlines the legal processes for…
Questions stirred anew this week on the legality of waterboarding, a controversial interrogation tactic, after new Congressional hearings examining its use on terrorist suspects. After a recap of the hearings, analysts Mark Shields and David Brook weigh the debate.
The U.S. government's newly released National Intelligence Estimate says the United States faces a "persistent and evolving" threat of attack from al-Qaida. Two veterans of the intelligence community discuss the report.
The White House invoked executive privilege Thursday when it refused to release documents relating to the firing of nine federal prosecutors. The NewsHour talks with two former government officials, Doug Kmiec and Bruce Fein, about the controversy.
At a press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Bush announced plans to declassify parts of the leaked National Intelligence Estimate. Two House Intelligence Committee members discuss the report's findings and the status of the global war on terrorism.
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