9/11 “mastermind” Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may finally stand trial. The New York Daily News is reporting that Mohammed and four other detainees at Guantánamo Bay may soon face the death penalty in a courthouse near Ground Zero. Apparently, Attorney General Eric Holder is mulling the move and will decide by November 16 whether the men should stand trial in New York. Should the Gitmo tribunals be scrapped, which the Daily News says is “highly probable,” then the Justice Department will move to swiftly indict the five men. Holder will instruct prosecutors—presumably from the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office—to seek the death penalty.
Terrorism LYNNE SLADKY