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Breaking: He’s Been Removed From The Pentagon

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The Miami Herald has reported Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has fired a top official overseeing the trials of five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks.

From miamiherald.com:

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, CUBA

In a surprise move, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Monday fired the top official overseeing the trials of the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks and other alleged war criminals held at Guantánamo.

It was not immediately known what caused Mattis to dismiss Harvey Rishikof, an attorney with experience in national security law who, unlike earlier war court overseers, had no U.S. military experience. Rishikof took over as convening authority for military commissions on April 3.

Gary Brown, the legal adviser for military commissions, was also removed. He was temporarily replaced by two Pentagon lawyers.

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