We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Mattis Fires Guantanamo Military Commission Chief

Law360 (February 6, 2018, 5:08 PM EST) -- Defense Secretary James Mattis has removed the head of military commissions for Guantanamo Bay prisoners less than a year after appointing him, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday.

Mattis removed attorney Harvey Rishikof, the convening authority for military commissions, while General Counsel William Castle also removed Gary Brown, a former U.S. Army colonel and the legal adviser for military commissions, the DOD said in a statement Monday.

“Today, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis rescinded the designations of Harvey Rishikof as the Director of the...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.