Guantanamo Eyes Possible Execution Chamber

Guantanamo officials are working on plans to provide a courtroom, a prison and an execution chamber if the order comes to try terror suspects at the base in Cuba, the mission commander said.

Although no new directive has been given and no plan has been approved, a handful of experts are looking at what it will take to try, imprison and, if need be, execute detainees accused of links to Afghanistan’s fallen Taliban regime or to the al-Qaida terror network. “We have a number of plans that we work for short-term and long-term strategies but that’s all they are — plans,” Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller said in a telephone interview Monday. Isolated on Cuba’s eastern tip and out of the jurisdiction of U.S. civilian courts, Guantanamo is a likely location for U.S. military trials. Full Story

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