Why trying and detaining terror suspects is so complicated

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The virtual debate this past Sunday between Vice President Biden an and his predecessor Dick Cheney provides further evidence of the legal and political complications involved in trying and detaining terror suspects. In this hour of Radio Times we look at this issue – particular as it relates to the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and the treatment of Umar Abdulmutallab. Then we’ll tackle the larger issue of the development and laws and policies required to detain, prosecute terrorists and prevent future attacks. Our guests are University of Texas law professor ROBERT CHESNEY and BENJAMIN WITTES of the Brookings Institute.

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