Judge in USS Cole bombing case refuses to step down after defense cites potential conflicts

  • by: DAVID DISHNEAU , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 4, 2014 - 3:40 PM

FORT MEADE, Md. — A newly appointed military judge refused on Monday to step down from the case of the Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen, dismissing defense arguments about possible conflicts stemming from an earlier case.

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