Guantanamo Judge: No to Televised Trial

Rejects a bid by defense attorneys in the USS Cole bombing trial


The chief judge of the Guant√°namo war court has rejected a defense bid to get the Pentagon to televise the USS Cole bombing trial from the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.

In his two-page ruling Judge James Pohl, an army colonel, said he didn't have the authority to order the broadcasts. Only the Secretary of Defense can authorize it, he said.