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  • Obama Said to Pick Former Pentagon Counsel for DHS Post

    President Barack Obama has decided on Jeh Johnson, former Pentagon general counsel, as his next Homeland Security secretary, an administration official said.

  • Insanity Defenses Rarely Succeed in U.S. Military Courts

    The lawyer representing the soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians is inviting a protracted fight in the U.S. military court system if he mounts a mental-illness defense.

  • Accused 9-11 Mastermind’s Lawyer Wins as ‘Velvet Shiv’

    Attorney David Nevin spent 19 1/2 years fighting to save the life of Richard Leavitt, who was convicted of mutilating and murdering a woman in Blackfoot, Idaho. On June 11, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final plea from Nevin and another lawyer, clearing the way for Leavitt’s execution the next day. Nevin, at last, gave up.

  • Military Shooter Trial to Test the Patience of Afghans

    President Barack Obama has vowed that the U.S. will apply the “the full force of the law” in the case of the soldier who allegedly killed at least 16 civilians in Afghanistan, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said the suspect could get the death penalty.

  • Sexual Assaults Plague Military After Decades of Reform

    Air Force Staff Sergeant Luis Walker called the woman identified in court as “Airman 9” into his office and asked her to close the door.

  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s 9/11 Trial Tests Military Courts

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, will appear before a judge in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, tomorrow to be arraigned for the second time in a case that will test whether alleged terrorists can get justice before U.S. military tribunals.

  • Sept. 11 Trial Defense Defiance Signals Long Game Plan

    Lawyers for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of planning the Sept. 11 terror attacks pledged to be as zealous in the defense of their clients as the defendants were defiant before a military judge.

  • Fort Hood Victims’ Purple Heart Quest Fuels Terror Dispute

    For U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Shawn Manning, Nov. 5, 2009, was a routine day at Fort Hood, Texas, waiting for a health checkup before his scheduled deployment to Afghanistan. Suddenly, he heard someone yell “Allahu akbar” -- Arabic for God is Great -- before the first of six bullets slammed into his chest, piercing his right lung and liver.

  • Al-Qaeda Saw `Opportunity' In Killing Journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan

    Al-Qaeda took over the kidnapping of journalist Daniel Pearl on orders of one of Osama bin Laden ’s closest lieutenants, who is still free and reportedly leading anti-U.S. militants on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, according to a study.

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