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Georgia State University Law Review

NOTE & COMMENT: WAR CRIMINAL OR JUST PLAIN FELON? WHETHER PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT FOR TERRORISM VIOLATES THE LAWS OF WAR AND IS THUS PUNISHABLE BY MILITARY COMMISSION

Spring, 2010

Georgia State University Law Review

26 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 1061

Author

T. Jack Morse*

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Introduction



On a winter day in Kandahar, Afghanistan, around February of 1996, a young Yemeni national named Salim Ahmed Hamdan, in his mid-twenties at the time, entered the employment of an Islamic jihadist by the name of Usama bin Laden. 1 For the next five years, Hamdan, who had never progressed past the fourth grade in school, 2 would serve as bin Laden's driver, transporting him in a Toyota pick-up truck to various destinations within Afghanistan. 3 Occasionally, it seems, he also transported weapons, 4 and from time to time Hamdan served as one of bin Laden's body guards as well. 5 In return for his services, Hamdan earned approximately $ 200 a month. 6 He did not join al Qaeda, bin Laden's terrorist organization, nor did he join the Afghan military force known as the Taliban. 7 Neither did Hamdan participate in belligerent acts toward the United States or its allies. 8



In November 2001, however, Hamdan's employment abruptly ended when Afghan militia forces detained him at a road block and hastily handed him over to the United States military. 9 Hamdan had no passengers with him, 10 was not engaged in any hostilities, 11 and offered no resistance. 12 Nevertheless, early in the summer of 2002, the military deposited Hamdan at the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 13 He left a wife and two daughters in Afghanistan. 14 Nearly five years later, after a number of related legal battles regarding issues ...
 
 
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