Military judge sets trial date for five men accused of plotting 9/11 attack


A military judge has set the trial date for five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attack The date is January 11, 2021, as reported by the NY Times.

The judge, Col. W. Shane Cohen of the Air Force, set the date for the start of the selection of a military jury at the war court compound at the Navy base in Cuba called Camp Justice.

It was included in a 10-page trial scheduling order that set deadlines toward reaching that trial date. The timetable includes a list of materials the prosecutors must provide the defense teams by Oct. 1 as the first step to achieving that start date.

This is the first time that a trial judge in the case actually set a start-of-trial date, despite requests by prosecutors since 2012 to two earlier judges to do so.

The 9/11 attack killed 2,976 people in three locations, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington on September 11, 2001.