Graham wants to work with Obama on terror trials

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he understands America needs to stick to its ideals of justice and fairness to win the war on terror.

But the Republican from South Carolina says the country also needs to protect its military secrets and make sure it can detain militants as long as possible when their main goal is to return to the battlefield and fight.

Graham spoke to reporters Monday, saying he wants to work with President Barack Obama to create a process that allows for military trials for terror suspects.

Graham says he wants the suspects to have due process and the trials to be as open as possible

Graham was joined by former 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Billy Wilkins, who said civilian courts aren't set up to protect secret information.

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