(Washington Times) Twelve years ago Friday, the USS Cole was the target of a suicide-bomb attack that killed 17 sailors while the warship was moored in the Gulf of Aden.

Today, the victims’ families and friends still await justice, as the accused mastermind of the attack — Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri — awaits trial at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Next week, al-Nashiri’s case and that of the alleged 9/11 attack planners will inch toward trial, with another round of pretrial hearings that will determine how the eventual trials will be deliberated.

In the meantime, congressional Republicans have expressed suspicions that the Obama administration intends to move Guantanamo detainees to the Thomson Correctional Center, a currently unused detention facility in northwest Illinois.

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