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.
The Pentagon Tuesday disclosed a 2003 memo, since rescinded, that outlined the justifications for using harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects and said President Bush's wartime authority trumps any ban on torture.
The Pentagon announced Monday it had charged six Guantanamo detainees with murder and war crimes in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks and will seek the death penalty against them, setting the stage for trials by military tribunal. Legal experts…
Convicted terror conspirator Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen who was once held as an enemy combatant by the Bush administration, was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years and four months in prison on terrorism conspiracy charges.
In a hearing Friday, a federal judge sought answers on the legality of the 2005 destruction of CIA interrogation tapes. The NewsHour discusses the current investigation of the tapes with Ari Shapiro, justice correspondent for National Public Radio.
The Senate Intelligence Committee questioned U.S. officials behind closed doors Tuesday about the destruction of CIA tapes of the interrogations of top terror suspects. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., and Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., discuss the congressional probe.
Fourteen "high-value" terrorism suspects held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks -- may now request attorneys, the Pentagon said Friday.