Post: Obama Advisers Will Recommend Military Tribunals for 9/11 Trials


President Obama’s advisers will likely recommend that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — the self-proclaimed mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks — be prosecuted in a military tribunal, the Washington Post reports tonight based on information from administration officials. This move would represent a departure from Attorney General Eric Holder’s initial plan to try Mohammed and other alleged plotters in New York City civilian courts, an idea that has been derided by Mayor Bloomberg and other major figures from both parties. The Post says that if Obama does accept the “likely recommendation of his advisers,” the White House may then be able to move ahead in taking the steps to close the prison at Guantànamo Bay and replace it with a facility in the U.S.

Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters [WP]