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US military scrambling to deal with 'terror' suspects after high court

The Pentagon, taken off guard by a recent Supreme Court decision giving al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects held incommunicado access to US courts, will scramble to release some detainees while deciding whether to try others in military court, according to military analysts. “They were very confident the court was going to uphold their position,” said Larry Kolb, an assistant secretary of defense in former president Ronald Reagan’s administration. “They were quite surprised.” Last week’s Supreme Court ruling granted the estimated 600 “war on terror” detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the right to take their cases before US courts and be represented by attorneys. They have until now been kept in virtual secrecy and without being charged. Full Story

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