DETAINEES

Guilty Pleas at Gitmo?

Hoping to bring detainees to justice after years of legal handwringing and confusion, the White House is considering changing the law regarding military commissions to allow detainees facing the death penalty to plead guilty without a full trial. The change could allow the military to try five detainees charged with the September 11 attacks who have openly sought "martyrdom" in the case by admitting to the crime. The proposal could allow their trial without letting slip details as to their interrogations—and any abuses that may have occurred along the way.