National Briefing | Washington: Ex-Prosecutor at Guantánamo to Leave Military

The Air Force lawyer who quit as chief prosecutor for the war court at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, five months ago because of what he called political interference has asked to leave the military, he said Tuesday. The lawyer, Col. Morris D. Davis, said he submitted retirement papers last week, partly over fallout from his public criticism of the Guantánamo court and partly because of family concerns. Colonel Davis was a fierce advocate for the court created by the Bush administration to try terror suspects, but he resigned in October, alleging Pentagon officials had exerted political influence in an effort to rush through high-profile charges and approved the use of torture-tainted evidence.