New Bipartisan Bill Could Give Any President the Power to Imprison U.S. Citizens in Military Detention Forever

New Bipartisan Bill Could Give Any President the Power to Imprison U.S. Citizens in Military Detention Forever

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Jon Schwarz

May 1 2018

One of the most outrageous acts of Barack Obama’s presidency was his failure to veto the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012.

The fiscal year 2012 NDAA included provisions that appeared to both codify and expand a power the executive branch had previously claimed to possess — namely, the power to hold individuals, including U.S. citizens, in military detention indefinitely — based on the Authorization to Use Military Force passed by Congress three days after 9/11.

read more at https://theintercept.com/2018/05/01/ndaa-2018-aumf-detention/

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