Pentagon to double number of Guantanamo lawyers Deirdre Jurand at 11:39 AM ET
[JURIST] The Pentagon has said that an additional 108 military lawyers and paralegals will be assigned to work on the cases of prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], twice the current number. Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann [JURIST news archive], legal advisor to the Office of Military Commissions, made the announcement last Thursday, the same day as five men charged with plotting the Sept. 11 attacks were arraigned [JURIST report] before a military commission at Guantanamo bay, a critical move in the legal proceedings against some of the 19 detainees [DOD military commissions information page] awaiting trial.
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