Monday, February 11, 2008

In the News: Feb-11

Pentagon to charge six 9/11 suspects - 11 Feb 2008 at 9:44am - WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon will announce charges Monday against six alleged September 11, 2001 co-conspirators, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-confessed mastermind of the attack on the United States, a spokesman said.

Gates backs pause in future U.S. troop pullout - 11 Feb 2008 at 9:58am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Monday he backed a brief pause in U.S. troop reductions from Iraq once an initial pullout of five combat brigades has been completed in July.

Secret Evidence Bogs Down Gitmo Hearings - 9 Feb 2008 at 9:25am - GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- The secrecy shrouding government files on terror suspects is bogging down the Pentagon's effort to hold trials at Guantanamo Bay, with defense attorneys accusing the government of withholding potential exculpatory evidence.

Roadside blasts kill 5 U.S. soldiers in Iraq - 9 Feb 2008 at 8:07am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five American soldiers were killed in roadside bombings in Iraq on Friday as some parts of Baghdad witness an increase in attacks, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

Thought for the day:
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. -Kris Kristofferson, "Me and Bobby McGee"


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