POLITICS

Obama Administration Won't Seek New Detention System

11/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Obama administration has decided not to seek legislation to establish a new system of preventive detention to hold terrorism suspects and will instead rely on a 2001 congressional resolution authorizing military force against al-Qaeda and the Taliban to continue to detain people indefinitely and without charge, according to administration officials.

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