3,060. 11/13/2001

“The United States planned not only to detain Taliban and al Qaeda fighters at GTMO [Guantanamo] but also, as President Bush announced on November 13, 2001, to try some of them in military commissions. Military commissions lack a jury and other procedural protections that accompany ordinary civilian trials. They are traditional wartime tools used to try war criminals quickly while at the same time preserving classified evidence and minimizing propaganda efforts by defendants, two concerns that are heightened when the enemy consists of terrorists.”

 – Jack Goldsmith, The Terror Presidency, Page 109

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