UPDATE -- Military Commissions Media Invitation CANCELLED for Formerly Scheduled Proceedings in United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan
See Judge's cancellation order:
Original Press Advisory:
The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate
seats for news media aboard military chartered aircraft for travel from
Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to
cover military commission hearing scheduled for United States v. Majid Shoukat
Khan, Nov. 17.
Travel originates at Andrews AFB, Maryland on Nov. 15; return flight from
Guantanamo to Andrews AFB, Nov. 18.
Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations
at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. However, there will be an
additional opportunity for media members to view the proceedings by closed
circuit television (CCTV) from a media work center at Fort George G. Meade,
Maryland, Nov. 17.
Media desiring to view the hearings from either Guantanamo Bay or Fort Meade
should send their requests via email to
. All requests must be received no
later than 5 p.m. EST, Nov. 2. Media members should submit their names,
positions, sponsoring organization, contact information, birthdate, and
passport information to the above email address. Multiple names from the same
organization may be listed. Requesters should indicate each individual's
desire to be considered for travel to Guantanamo or attendance at Fort Meade.
NOTE 1: There are no tours of detention camps scheduled during military
commissions. Request for reporting on Guantanamo topics not related to the
military commission (courtroom) must be coordinated through OSD Public Affairs
and Joint Task Force-Guantanamo public affairs. The primary purpose of travel
to Guantanamo is courtroom reporting.
NOTE 2: All media must ensure their passports and visas (foreign press) are
up-to-date and eligible to enter and exit the United States.
Expeditionary Legal Complex B-Roll:
Expeditionary Legal Complex Photos:
Further information including the media ground rules can be viewed at the
Office of Military Commissions website at http://www.mc.mil