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Alleged architect of USS Cole bombing arraigned

Attack in Yemen in 2000 killed 17 US sailors

By Peter Finn
Washington Post / November 10, 2011

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After more than nine years in U.S. custody, four of them at a secret CIA prisons, the alleged mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing finally appeared in public yesterday when he was arraigned in the first death penalty military commission under President Obama. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi of Yemeni descent, was one of three detainees waterboarded by the CIA. He entered the courtroom in Guantanamo Bay with a shoulder-rolling swagger, leaned back in his chair, and gave a thumbs-up to his lawyers.

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