List/Grid Historical Event
Zacarias Moussaoui is the first individual indicted his involvement in the 9/11 attacks.
Anwar al- Awlaki killed in Yemen
American-born cleric, Anwar al-Awalki is killed in Yemen by an air strike that targeted their convoy in a joint CIA- US military operation.
Material Support law upheld by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court upholds a federal law that makes it illegal to give “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, no matter how the aid is meant to be used.
Osama bin Laden Killed
Osama bin Laden is killed by a Special Forces military unit in Pakistan
Thomson Correctional Center designated as facility to house prisoners from Guantanamo
President Obama orders the federal government to take over Thomson Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison in Illinois, in order to house prisoners from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
KSM to stand trial in Manhattan
The Obama administration announces that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed will stand trial in criminal court in Manhattan. Attorney General Eric Holder will ask prosecutors to seek the death penalty for Mohammed and four co-conspirators. Five other detainees will be tried in military court.
DC sniper executed
John Allen Muhammad, the D.C. sniper who killed 10 people in 2002, is executed in a Virginia prison.
Terrorists convicted in the UK
The British government convicts Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Tanvir Hussain, and Assad Sarwar, arrested on 8/10/06, for conspiring to kill passengers and crew members aboard seven trans-Atlantic flights.
Panetta ends secret counterterrorism project
C.I.A. director Leon Panetta ends a counterterrorism project kept secret from the U.S. Congress for eight years on the orders of former vice president Dick Cheney.
Foreseen ending of Iraqi combat mission
President Barack Obama announces that “by August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end.”