FUF: Military Tribunals

Friday, November 20, 2009

Following up on our coverage of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial in civilian court, Karen Greenberg, executive director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU Law School and author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, explains the history and use of military tribunals.


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Comments [10]

Jay F. from manhattan

KSM sounds like a franchise... like KFC.
Who started calling the terrorist by his initials?

Nov. 20 2009 12:08 PM
Voter from Brooklyn

No Mike, KAM and KLM are airlines. "KSM" is a band, an electronics company, a feature of Linux, a brand owned by Shure, an engineering company, and a manufacturer of log homes. Any of whom, I suppose in our litigious society, could decided to sue WNYC.

Nov. 20 2009 11:37 AM
Voter from Brooklyn

I would also like to cast a vote against the use of the tabloid styled "KSM". Please use his name.

Nov. 20 2009 11:29 AM

Yeah. Isn't KSM an airline? It took me a long time to figure out who people were talking about.

Nov. 20 2009 11:00 AM
dan bauer from new york

Has anybody considered that if we classify the fight against terrorism as a war then we actually give the terrorist legal cover. We have bombed civilians during war time. The US has bombed cities while we are at war and we consider this legal. For this reason we should be using civilian courts.

Nov. 20 2009 11:00 AM
the truth from BKNY

If they are to be granted same rights as other US citizens such as the right to plead the 5th...then I say NO do not try them in civilian court!

Nov. 20 2009 10:59 AM

Renegade, maverick Holder smack-down!

Nov. 20 2009 10:59 AM
Edward from NJ

I'd like to cast another vote against the "KSM" usage. Please, use his name.

Nov. 20 2009 10:56 AM
Bobby G from East Village

KSM and the others are accused of civilian crime and war crime. Rather than one or the other, why not a special convened tribunal on the model of Nuremberg -- one that has the legitimacy of the nation and the world.

Nov. 20 2009 10:53 AM
matthew from manhattan

STOP SAYING KSM, please use his name

Nov. 20 2009 10:47 AM

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