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October 13, 2011 | By Brock Vergakis, Associated Press
NORFOLK, Va. - Survivors and relatives of those killed in the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen marked the 11th anniversary of the bombing Wednesday, weeks before the man accused of planning the attack was set to be arraigned on charges that could carry the death penalty. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 9 at the U.S. military base in Cuba on charges that include murder in violation of the law of war. It would be the first death-penalty war crimes trial for a prisoner at Guantanamo under President Obama.
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October 24, 2012 | By Ben Fox, Associated Press
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A dispute over whether a defendant must be present during a military tribunal brought proceedings to a halt Tuesday in the case of a Guantanamo prisoner accused in the attack on the Navy destroyer the USS Cole. A potential hurricane raised the prospect of an even longer disruption. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri decided to boycott the pretrial motions hearing to protest the use of belly chains to move him from his cell at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Prosecutors wanted the 47-year-old prisoner brought to court to explain his reasoning on the record before any discussion of other motions in the case.
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July 1, 2005 | By Stephan Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Greeted by four Black Hawk helicopters, the USS Cole slowly sailed up the Delaware yesterday and docked at Penn's Landing, a battle-tested participant in the city's July Fourth festivities. It has been nearly five years since al-Qaeda suicide bombers blew a 40-foot hole in the destroyer while it was refueling in Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. The ship has been back in operation for three years. "We're honored to have the ship docking here today," said Lila Jones of Philadelphia, one of several hundred people - relatives of crew members, city officials, strutting Mummers, shimmying Eagles cheerleaders, members of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir of Philadelphia, Sons of the American Revolution, and a few of the idly curious - who turned out to welcome it. Many of its more than 300 officers and crew members stood on deck as the ship moved up the river.
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October 18, 2000 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
In Philadelphia, Nancy Shivers sits by the phone and waits for final word that a promising young life has been cut short. In Woodleaf, N.C., Shivers' older sister, Sandra, and her husband, Ronald Francis, a retired Navy chief petty officer, also wait as divers comb the wrecked area of the USS Cole in Yemen for bodies of sailors killed Thursday in a terrorist attack. Their daughter, Shivers' niece, Lakeina Monique Francis, 19, is among sailors still missing after the bomb blast that killed 17. Shivers has little hope.
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October 30, 2000 | By Bert Useem
The bombing of the USS Cole, killing at least 17 crew members, would seem to demonstrate once again the vulnerability of the U.S. military forces to terrorist attacks - different only in magnitude from the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon (241 U.S. servicemen killed) but on the par with the 1996 bombing of Khobar Towers, in Dharan, Saudi Arabia (17 servicemen killed). But this criticism is naive and ahistoric. The best anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP)
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October 15, 2000
Ivan Eland is the director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think-tank. He spoke to Commentary Page editor John Timpane about Thursday's terrorist bombing of the USS Cole. Timpane: As of now, there have been few credible claims of responsibility for the bombing of the Cole, although reports out of Washington say that Osama bin Laden is the strongest candidate. Eland: It's very possible that he could be behind it. Of the several groups that do suicide bombings, his is the only one that has targeted the United States in the past.
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April 8, 2001 | By Melia Bowie INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When the close-knit community of Morrisville, Bucks County, learned six months ago that one of its own, Chief Petty Officer Richard Dean Costelow, had been killed aboard the USS Cole in a terrorist bombing in Yemen, residents at first were shocked. Then they started planning. Yesterday those plans came to fruition in the form of a memorial plaque and monument honoring Costelow - Morrisville's own "American hero. " Hundreds, including friends, family and townspeople, were joined by state legislators in Williamson Park for the dedication ceremony and the opening day of the town's Little League season, its 50th.
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October 22, 2000 | By Steve Goldstein, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
At a memorial service in Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday, President Clinton mourned the 17 dead sailors of the USS Cole and solemnly warned those who attacked the destroyer: "You will not find a safe harbor, for we will find you, and justice will prevail. " Noble words. The reality, however, may turn out to be very different. If the United States can identify the plotters behind the attack on the U.S. destroyer in the Yemeni port city of Aden, a response will depend not only on the evidence but on a careful calibration of the impact such "justice" could have throughout the Middle East.
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July 11, 2005
Re "The Cole: Just Doing Its Duty" (July 7): How dare you put a picture of the USS Cole with a man or boy wearing a Troy Aikman jersey in the same photo in the Daily News? You couldn't find another photo? Dumb. ! Steven Ciasullo Philadelphia
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September 26, 2003
IWOULD like to advise this left-wing rag once and for all that we don't need 20 questions on 9/11. We only need one from all those bleeding hearts: "Can't we all just get along?" They're the rollover Democrats - that's what Bill Clinton and Gore did for eight years with bin Laden. The perverted coward president and Vince Foster ex-mistress Hillary did nothing about bin Laden for killing Americans in 1993, '95 and '98, and the USS Cole in 2000. And that's why we got 9/11.
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May 1, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Suzette Shivers, 55, was battling breast cancer with chemotherapy. It was not illness, however, that cut her life short. She was beaten to death on April 1, and her Nicetown home was set on fire. The perpetrator remains at large and her family wants justice. Shivers was an outgoing person and willing to help people in the neighborhood, said her sister Nancy Brown, 37, of North Carolina. "She had a real good heart," Brown said. That may have led to her being victimized. "Sometimes she was a little too nice, too trusting," Brown said.
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October 24, 2012 | By Ben Fox, Associated Press
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A dispute over whether a defendant must be present during a military tribunal brought proceedings to a halt Tuesday in the case of a Guantanamo prisoner accused in the attack on the Navy destroyer the USS Cole. A potential hurricane raised the prospect of an even longer disruption. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri decided to boycott the pretrial motions hearing to protest the use of belly chains to move him from his cell at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Prosecutors wanted the 47-year-old prisoner brought to court to explain his reasoning on the record before any discussion of other motions in the case.
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February 9, 2012 | By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers
MIAMI - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in the United States with full diplomatic immunity, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's legal adviser has written the Pentagon, and should not be compelled to provide sworn testimony for the Guantanamo war court. State Department legal adviser Harold Hongju Koh wrote the letter Monday to the Pentagon's chief war-crimes prosecutor, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, opposing a request for a subpoena by lawyers for an alleged al-Qaeda bomber facing a tribunal at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.
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November 10, 2011 | By Ben Fox, Associated Press
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A Saudi man considered among the most senior figures in al-Qaeda emerged Wednesday from nine years of secret confinement to face charges of orchestrating the deadly 2000 attack on the USS Cole, in the start of a new round of Guantanamo war-crimes tribunals under a president who vowed to halt them. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, 46, did not enter a plea as he was arraigned, and the court dealt with a number of procedural issues. Nashiri, who had been subjected to harsh interrogation techniques that his lawyers say amounted to torture, appeared engaged and occasionally smiled as he responded to questions from the judge.
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October 13, 2011 | By Brock Vergakis, Associated Press
NORFOLK, Va. - Survivors and relatives of those killed in the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen marked the 11th anniversary of the bombing Wednesday, weeks before the man accused of planning the attack was set to be arraigned on charges that could carry the death penalty. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 9 at the U.S. military base in Cuba on charges that include murder in violation of the law of war. It would be the first death-penalty war crimes trial for a prisoner at Guantanamo under President Obama.
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September 29, 2011 | Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Pentagon legal official has approved charges that carry a possible death penalty for a Guantanamo prisoner accused of planning the attack on the USS Cole, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Abd al-Nashiri would face charges that include murder in violation of the law of war for allegedly planning the attack that killed 17 sailors and wounded 40 while the Navy destroyer was stopping in Yemen on Oct. 12, 2000. The United States must now bring him before a judge within 30 days for his arraignment before a military judge at the U.S. base in Cuba.
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June 18, 2011 | By Tom Hays, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Federal authorities used DNA from "multiple family members" and facial recognition technology to identify the body of Osama bin Laden, according to court papers filed Friday that formally dropped terrorism charges against the slain al-Qaeda leader. The papers detail the CIA's painstaking efforts to make sure the man killed May 2 during a Navy SEALs raid in Pakistan was indeed bin Laden. After the raid, U.S. forces collected DNA from bin Laden's body and took it to a base in Afghanistan, said a statement signed by a top U.S. counterterrorism official, Deputy Assistant Attorney General George Z. Toscas.
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May 3, 2011 | By Peter S. Green and Jonathan Tirone, Bloomberg News
Ayman al-Zawahiri, the elusive Egyptian surgeon who became al-Qaeda's No. 2 and a spokesman for the jihad movement, is unlikely to achieve Osama bin Laden's level of power and influence, analysts said. While his many video messages have made Zawahiri a key motivational figure in the terror group, his lack of recent combat experience and the emergence of al-Qaeda splinter groups make it hard for him to fill the leadership void created by bin Laden's death, they said. "There is a large number of younger leaders much more proven in combat and much more capable of organizing a threat," said Anthony Cordesman, an analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
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May 2, 2011 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Obama said yesterday. A small team of Americans carried out the attack at a walled compound near Islamabad, Pakistan, and took custody of bin Laden's remains, the president said in a dramatic late-night statement at the White House. A jubilant crowd gathered outside the White House as word spread of bin Laden's death after a global manhunt that lasted nearly a decade.
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April 24, 2006
OP-ED WRITER Cenk Uygur is a hoot. A Penn graduate? What was his major, LIBERAL arts? He believes the president had the ability to stop a category 5 hurricane! He also buys into the baloney that George had prior knowledge of 9/11. The prez was in office a mere eight months when 9/11 happened. Bill Clinton had the first Trade Center bombing, two embassies bombed as well as the USS Cole - but did absolutely nothing with all the information he had. Cenk Uygur ( what kind of name is that?
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