Obama names new chief for Gitmo tribunals

In a signal that the Obama administration is preparing a return to military tribunals for detainees at Guantánamo Bay, the Pentagon last week appointed a retired three-star admiral with international law experience to run the war court. Retired Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald replaces Susan Crawford as Convening Authority for Military Commissions. MacDonald, formerly top legal counsel for the Navy, has repeatedly testified before Congress in support of the tribunal system. (Miami Herald, March 25)

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