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In 2009 the Justice Department announced that 9/11 plotter Khalid Shaikh Mohammed would be tried in New York City, setting off a firestorm of protests. Besides the cost and safety concerns, at issue are whether terrorists should be tried in criminal court or whether national security requires the use of military commissions. Likewise, issues like the closing of Guantanamo, the reading of Miranda rights, and enhanced interrogation all center on the same question: How should the U.S. treat captured alleged terrorists? In a war with no foreseeable end, whose actors are neither criminals nor soldiers; can we keep America safe and still bring terrorists to justice.View Debate Page
- Former Director of the CIA and NSA
Interview by Candy Crowley, Real Clear Politics July 25, 2010
Michael V. Hayden, Washington Post January 31, 2010
Michael Hayden, Michael B. Mukasey, Wall Street Journal April 17, 2009
Steve Clemons, Huffington Post July 28, 2010
The killing of Osama bin Laden and the mounting cost of the Afghan campaign are no reason to leave just yet.
A roundtable interview with Michael Hayden, Michael Chertoff and Rudy Giuliani on the death of Osama bin Laden, the diffusion of threat from al Qaeda and its affiliates, the utility of harsh interrogation, and Pakistan.
- Former chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
For U.S. intelligence officials, the far bigger concern is what foreign intelligence services are learning from Snowden that has not made the front pages of the world's newspapers.
Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post June 8, 2010
Marc Thiessen, The American July 6, 2010
Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post May 31, 2010
Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post May 11, 2010
Marc Thiessen, The American May 4, 2010
Marc Thiessen, Washington Post March 8, 2010
- Professor, Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Major David J.R. Frakt June 19, 2008
Major David J.R. Frakt July 30, 2009
- Managing Partner, Law firm of Jones, Otjen, and Davis.