The military commission trying alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi reconvened from Jan. 7–14.
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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The cases will move forward through the normal appellate process with the ban against transgender servicemembers in place.
The judge in the 9/11 military commission has denied a defense motion to dismiss which alleged that former Defense Secretary James Mattis and the defense department general counsel unlawfully influenced proceedings by firing the military commissions convening authority and his legal adviser.
An update in the ongoing litigation over the Trump administration's ban on military service by transgender people.
Former Blackwater guard Nicholas Slatten has been found guilty of murder for his role in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre of Iraqi civilians.
Not all of the material in the dossier has been proven. But none has been disproven. As a raw intelligence document, the Steele dossier holds up well.
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.