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The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed by President Obama on the last day of 2011. This is an unusual occurrence; the National Defense Authorization Act itself has been signed into law every year for the past fifty. The main objection of the NDAA is to allow the government to continue funding national security interests and the military for the next following year. This year’s bills, however, was different. One of the changes that were added on to the bill is any American suspected of terrorism to be detained in military custody without charge or trial. Section 1021 of the NDAA “includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons under the law of war.” Under the regulation of the bill a covered persons is, who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or those responsible for those attacks. A person who was a part of or substantially supported Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the U.S. or its coalition partners.” It doesn't stop there, in Section 1022 they also added, detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force. This authorizes the federal government to hold, without charges, anyone designated an enemy combatant for an unlimited amount of time. To make matters worse, section 1022, subsection a, item 4 allows the President to waive any requirements for proof of the person being an enemy of the state if it is believed to be in the “national security interests of the United States.” The act has declared foreign and domestic a war zone, anyone suspected of plotting against the U.S. can be arrested, and waiver against the inability to prove such person is an enemy combatant. Regardless of whether or not this…...

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