Chief Gitmo Prosecutor Resigns

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The chief military prosecutor for the Guantanamo Bay war tribunals has resigned, apparently over a lack of prosecutorial discretion.

A Pentagon spokesman says Air Force Col. Moe Davis asked to be assigned to another post after losing a dispute over whether the higher-ranking officer responsible for holding the tribunals should be supervising his work, according to the Washington Post.

“Clearly, there was a disagreement with respect to roles and authorities that has now been cleared up,” spokesman Bryan Whitman tells the newspaper. “Colonel Moe Davis asked to be reassigned from his duties as the chief prosecutor.”

Davis said his orders prohibit him from commenting.

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