The Miami Herald reports Pentagon prosecutors don't have to divulge the intended method of execution of the accused mastermind of the USS Cole bombing, a judge ruled Tuesday. Lawyers for Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, 50, asked the judge in August to order the government to identify how it would carry out capital punishment in the case of the Saudi who allegedly orchestrated al-Qaeda's suicide bombing of the U.S. Navy destroyer off Yemen on Oct. 12, 2000. Seventeen American sailors were killed in the blast, and dozens more were wounded. No trial date has been set. Richard Kammen, a capital defense attorney, argued that the method of execution might be relevant in selecting U.S. military officers for Nashiri's jury. Kammen invoked a series of botched U.S. executions by lethal injection and said that panel members might be "good with killing" on the battlefield or in an airstrike but might be put off if the plan is "to take him out to a big tree and hang him."