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The US Senate on Thursday December 1 voted 93-7 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (S.1867) , including a very controversial provision authorizing the president to use “all necessary and appropriate force” to detain individuals suspected of terrorism.
Hillary Stemple from Jurist.org established in her article the Senate on Tuesday November 29 rejected an amendment (suggested change) 1064 to the 1867 bill that would have created additional time to allow a congressional study on the issue of counterterrorism. The provision grants the military complete custody and control over terror suspects and grants authority to Attorney General Eric Holder over whether suspects should be tried in military or civilian courts, she writes.
However people on the net seem to have misstaken this amendment (Nov 29) from another amendment (1125) issued on December 1, the same day the S.1867-bill was passed in the Senate. This amendment (1125) was also rejected by Senate with the score: 45 Yea vs 55 Nay.
So we have to wait and see how the US Congress will handle this hot potato. While you wait enjoy Keith Olbermann above discussing the bill.
Text: Torbjorn Sassersson