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Legal Implications of Detaining the Latest American Enemy Combatant

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Featured, News & Events, Pending Cases, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Annica Mae Mattus It is around four weeks since the Department of Defense announced an American citizen is being detained by American forces as an enemy combatant after surrendering to Syrian Democratic Forces, but no additional details have since been made. This is not the first time that an American citizen has been detained […]

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Bringing the “Crazy Bastards” Home: Ghailani and his Slow, Torturous Wait for a Speedy Trial

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Counterterrorism, Featured, National Security Law, Pending Cases, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Simply stated, the American people do not want to close Guantanamo Bay, which is an isolated, military-controlled facility, to bring these crazy bastards who want to kill us all to the United States.                     – Senator Lindsay Graham I.          Crossruffing Reviving a model created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1942 order authorizing a military commission […]

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Americans Detained: The Congressional Debate on Whether to Prohibit the Indefinite Military Detention of U.S. Citizens

By   /  January 14, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

On December 2,2011, the Senate passed The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a detainee provision that leaves unsettled the contentious issue of whether the U.S. government can indefinitely detain American citizens in military prisons. The final version of the legislation that ultimately passed included an amendment introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) that […]

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