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|Mental-health experts who have examined Padilla say the experience has left him with severe mental disabilities, including post-traumatic stress disorder. Government lawyers made no reference to Padilla's diagnosed psychological problems. They told the court that such a lawsuit would interfere with military decisionmaking, aid the enemy, and make the US more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.|
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