Judge dismisses Khadr charges on technicality

Khadr had been classified as an “enemy combatant” by a military panel years earlier at Guantanamo Bay, but because he was not classified as an “alien unlawful enemy combatant,” Army Col. Peter Brownback said he had no choice but to throw the case out.

The dismissal of the charges does not mean he will be freed from Guantanamo. Only three of the roughly 380 men held at this isolated military base on suspicion of links to the Taliban and al-Qaida have been charged under the new military tribunal system.