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September 5, 2006 3:00 AM

Attorney General Gonzales supports military tribunals

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday that it would be difficult to bring top al-Qaida captives, such as suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, to trial without a special court designed to keep secrets gathered in the war on terrorism. His comments upped the stakes in the administrations negotiations with Congress over what kind of special military commissions would be needed to prosecute jailed terrorist suspects.

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