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Ndaa 2013

Matt Sledge

NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision Challenged In Court | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Obama administration lawyers defended the military's indefinite detention powers in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, claiming civil liberties adv...

Obama Strengthens Federal Law Protecting Girls Against Female Genital Mutilation

Yasmeen Hassan | Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact
Yasmeen Hassan

Twenty years ago, the traditional practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) was considered culturally engrained, particularly in Africa. Today, the 'Transport for Female Genital Mutilation' bill passed as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, just signed by President Obama

Matt Sledge

Obama Signs NDAA Into Law Despite Controversial Provisions | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 on Wednesday, despite his own threat to veto it over prohibitions on clos...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Strips Provision To Bar Military Detention Of U.S. Citizens | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress stripped a provision Tuesday from a defense bill that aimed to shield Americans from the possibility of being imprisoned indefi...

Michael McAuliff

White House Threatens To Veto Defense Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House Thursday handed out its first veto threat since President Barack Obama won reelection when advisers warned that they wou...

Michael McAuliff

Bill To End Indefinite Detention Fails In House | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A judge may have found unconstitutional the law that allows people to be held indefinitely without trial by the military, but the House ...