Prosecuting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Federal Court

November 18, 2009

The decision to prosecute alleged 9/11 master-mind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators in a civil trial in the Southern District of New York yet again sparks debate on how to best try terrorism suspects. Senior Fellow Benjamin Wittes offers his views on the legal and political significance of trying Guantanamo terror detainees in the United States civilian judicial system.