John Altenburg

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Retired Army General John Altenburg was named by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld "to supervise US military tribunals," according to AFP, December 30, 2003.

"US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld named a retired general to supervise military tribunals that are expected to try prisoners held at a US military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, the Pentagon announced.
"John Altenburg, who has been retired since 2002, will be 'responsible for overseeing many aspects of the military commission process, including approving charges against individuals the president has determined are subject to the" President's Military Order of November 13, 2001, Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism dated November 13, 2001.
"For 28 years, Altenburg served with the US Army as a specialist on legal affairs, according to the official announcement."

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