No, Mr. Trump, Torture Doesn’t Work


The Center on National Security was mentioned in a New York Times opinion piece about terrorism trials in the United States.

General Cullen and his military colleagues could have told him years ago that civilian courts are vastly more effective in bringing terrorists to justice than the military tribunals begun under President George W. Bush. Since Sept. 11, 2001, there have been 516 jihadist-related cases brought in federal courts, according to the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, which keeps track. A vast majority of these cases have been settled with plea agreements. Of the 109 cases that went to trial, every defendant was convicted.

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