Second, military commissions remain the appropriate trial venue for these individuals. We would strenuously oppose any effort to try enemy combatants in our civilian courts. By an overwhelming bipartisan vote in 2006, Congress passed the Military Commissions Act, which set forth procedures for trying enemy combatants for war crimes.
Our domestic criminal laws — including their treatment of classified information — are ill-suited for the complex national security issues inherent in the trial of enemy combatants. We have great faith in our military justice system — appropriately modified for war crimes trials — and we believe that military judges and lawyers render fair and impartial justice not only for our troops, but for enemy combatants as well.