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Detention of terror suspects blocks defense bill – AP

On October 4, 2011, the Associated Press reported that a defense appropriations bill is on hold in the United States Senate over a provision that restrains the government's ability to transfer detainees and  mandates military custody of terrorist suspects.

In a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) expressed that the Obama Administration needed flexibility to combat terrorism. For example, Senator Reid expressed the need for the President to utilize the criminal justice system to prosecute terrorists.

The $683 billion defense bill was approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee in June. Congress has approximately 11 weeks remaining in the session to vote on the bill.

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