AP Sources: Delay Sought in Gitmo Trials

By: Devlin Barrett and Lara Jakes AP Email
By: Devlin Barrett and Lara Jakes AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is seeking another two-month delay in a handful of key military commission trials of terrorism detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

The previous delay granted in six commission cases ends Thursday. But a congressional staff member and a Defense Department official say the administration is about to ask the judges in those cases to grant a 60-day extension.

The congressional staffer and the defense official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. They said the Defense Department will make the request later Wednesday to the military commission judges at the prison in Cuba. It is unclear if the military judges will agree.

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