November 13, 2009
Posted: 1741 GMT
Today, we will start the show with the formal announcement that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators will be tried in civilian courts in New York.
This means that they will be moved from their cells in Guantanamo Bay and prosecuted for their role in the September 11th attacks by federal prosecutors, not in military tribunals.
We will talk to former federal prosecutor and high-profile attorney Kendall Coffey on what happens next. How do admissions made using "harsh interrogation techniques" like waterboarding affect the trial? What kind of precedent will this set? Why are accused USS Cole attackers being tried in military courts?
Don't forget to take part in our daily poll below, on whether you think Khalid Sheikh Mohammed can get a fair trial. We will also be reading some of your tweets @halagorani on air, so leave your comments as well.
Also today, we will discuss the meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. It's interesting to see France roll out the red carpet for Mister Assad.
When I was in Paris a few weeks ago, there was considerable talk that President Sarkozy was feeling snubbed by U.S President Barack Obama. Some were speculating that because of that, Mister Sarkozy is trying to forge new alliances with countries on his side of the Atlantic.
The meeting, designed to make a fresh push for Mideast peace by involving the Syrians (not quite on President Obama's new diplomatic engagement policy yet), positions France in an interesting way.
Plus, we are live in Islamabad for more on the latest bombing attributed to Taliban insurgents. The battle between the Taliban and Pakistani government for control of several key regions in the country continues, with ordinary civilians paying the highest price.
We are also live on Wall Street (the rally continues) and London (where Prime Minister Brown is making troop increase recommendations for Afghanistan.)
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