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Senate panel passes controversial detainee provisions – CNN

On November 15, 2011, CNN reported that the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a controversial provision of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012.

According to CNN, "The provision mandates that the military hold those captured attacking or planning to attack the U.S. or allies, even if captured in the United States. It does not apply to U.S. citizens." The committee's decision drew criticism from Senate Democrats, including Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who stated,

“The bill reported by the Armed Services Committee today does little to resolve our stated concerns and those of the administration about mandatory military custody, including the potential for this bill to create operational confusion and problems in the field. We have said before that these proposals are unwise, and will harm our national security. That is as true today as it ever has been."

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