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Military Detention

Federal Courts Should be Venue of Choice to Prosecute Terrorists Captured in U.S.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Holding American citizens who have been arrested on U.S. soil in indefinite military detention is absolutely incompatible with our values. I believe military detention is not only unconstitutional, but has also proven ineffective at achieving justice and gaining intelligence.

Guaranteeing Due Process for Citizens and Lawful Residents

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Courts have previously reached ambiguous and conflicting decisions regarding whether U.S. persons apprehended on American soil may be subject to indefinite detention under the laws of war. I am confident my amendment brings much-needed clarification to this area of the law.

Ending Indefinite Detention of Americans Who Aren't Being Detained Doesn't Solve the Problem

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

If due process is a principle worth defending for citizens and green-card holders, then it's a principle worth defending for everyone. Failure to do that has already led the U.S. government to jail potentially innocent men for a decade or more offshore.

All American Muslims Better Get Ready for a New Reality

Nida Khan | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Nida Khan

As American Muslims, we're happy that some are starting to ease the negative imaging and stereotyping against us, and are instead open to learning more about what the Islamic faith truly stands for.

Michael McAuliff

Indefinite Military Detention Measure Passes On Bill Of Rights Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a defense bill Thursday that authorizes indefinite detentions of American terrorism suspects, coincidentally acting on...

The Congress Is Wrong on This One

Michael S. Greco | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Michael S. Greco

No one questions that the U.S. military plays an important role in fighting terrorism but the Armed Forces do not want -- and are not equipped - also to serve as judge and jailor.

Senior Officials Make Recommendation Over Obama Veto Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House passed a massive $662 billion defense bill Wednesday night after last-minute changes placated the White House and ensured...

Michael McAuliff

Defense Bill Gives President Power To Lock Up Americans Indefinitely

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress would give the president ultimate authority to detain American citizens indefinitely in military custody under the final versio...

Michael McAuliff

Ex-Admiral: Indefinite Detention Is A Win For Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure that Congress will likely pass this week allowing indefinite detentions of Americans by the U.S. military will mark a signific...

Michael McAuliff

White House Threatens Veto Of Indefinite Detention Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Accusing the Senate of "political micromanagement" of national security, the White House Friday stood by its threat to veto a defense bi...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Kills Effort To Ban Military Detentions Of Americans At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators compromised Thursday on a bill that attempts to spell out the military's right to detain Americans indefinitely, killing a bid ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Blocks Another Bid To Spare Citizens Military Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday blocked a second attempt to spare U.S. citizens from potential indefinite military detentions and was set to vote...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Votes To Let Military Detain Americans Indefinitely, White House Threatens Veto

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a controversial provision to let the military detain terrorism suspects on U.S. soil and hold them inde...

Ten Years After 9/11: Congress Is Still Terrified and We Are No Safer

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

If you think Congress' handling of the debt ceiling crisis was a catastrophe, take a closer look at how lawmakers are responding to the terrorism threat.

Indefinite Detention Would Harm, Not Help, National Security

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Even if one believes that national security trumps all, the failure to provide a fair trial to suspected terrorists will ultimately do far more harm to U.S. national security than it will do good.