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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

9/11 Mastermind to Face Military Tribunal

In a major reversal, the Obama administration has ordered that the self-described mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, face a military tribunal and not a civilian courtroom in New York City.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be referred to a military commssion, along with four other co-conspirators of the attacks. The decision is a switch from an earlier plan to try the alleged plotters in a civilian court in New York City.