The military commission in the 9/11 case recently heard five days of pretrial proceedings, on issue ranging from the effects of torture to claims that senior Defense Department officials are unlawfully influencing proceedings.
Sarah Grant is a student at Harvard Law School and previously spent five years on active duty in the Marine Corps. She holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a BS in International Relations from the United States Naval Academy. The views expressed here are her own and do not reflect those of the Department of Defense, the Marine Corps, or any other agency of the United States Government.
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