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On December 31, 2011, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. Section 1021 of that law permits the indefinite military detention of American citizens on a mere suspicion of a connection, however remote or unintended, with a terrorist group. It was the death blow to a Constitution that was already on life support.
"That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons."
"Section 1021 affirms the executive branch's authority to detain persons covered by the AUMF. This section breaks no new ground and is unnecessary. The authority it describes was included in the 2001 AUMF, as recognized by the Supreme Court and confirmed through lower court decisions since then" Moreover I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens " My Administration will interpret section 1021 in a manner that insures that any detention authorized complies with the law".
President Bush and President Obama have both used this legislation to justify military actions in multiple countries. Section 1021 of the NDAA begins by reaffirming this authority. It goes on to bring this authority for use of military action to American soil and against American citizens.
Originally posted by Zox720
I'm not sure what part of this is any kind of new information.
2nd to none.