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National Defense Authorization Act is Signed into Law

Jan 8th, 2013 Current Affairs

On January 3, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law, authorizing the Department of Defense (DOD) to institute pay raises, bonuses, and incentive pay for personnel, according to an American Services Press Service release published by the Department of Defense. According to the DOD, the Act also extends the Emergency Response Program that has been used in Afghanistan and Iraq and authorizes various changes aimed at deterring sexual assault in the military.

A Congressional staff member reported to The New York Times that, during negotiations on the Act, a proposed provision that would have effectively prohibited the military from holding United States citizens and permanent residents as terrorist suspects indefinitely and without trial, was struck down at the end of December.

 

You can read the full Times article here.

You can read the full American Services Press Service release here.

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