Tuesday, 18 June 2013

House Votes to Allow Indefinite Military Detention of Americans

A flurry of votes on amendments to the 2014 Defense Authorization Bill have showed a trend of affirming the status quo and rejecting efforts to roll back the more controversial styles of open-ended detention.

The big vote surrounded trying to roll back the NDAA authorization for turning US citizens over to the military to be held without charges for as long as they see hit. The vote was close, but 200-226, the House decided not to revoke this authority.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 18th, 2013.]

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