Among the proposed amendments to the DOD appropriations bill currently under consideration in the House of Representatives is this doozy, courtesy of Arkansas Rep.
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Scooping his own speech tomorrow at West Point, President Obama today announced his decision on future US force levels in Afghanistan. Assuming that the winner of the Afghan presidential election will indeed sign the new Bilateral Security Agreement (which both leading candidates have pledged to do), the US will:
- reduce its presence to 9800 troops for 2015, with
Monday evening, Senate and House armed services committee leaders announced that a compromise has been largely reached with regard to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. Among those matters included in the bill is the future of Guantanamo.
This evening, the Senate voted on two GTMO-flavored amendments to the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act.
One amendment was put forth by Senators Carl Levin and John McCain, and would have (among other things) liberalized the NDAA transfer regime so as to permit, at least in principle. trials of Guantanamo detainees in the United States.
Well, it is not exactly being launched with fanfare, but it appears that the long-awaited Periodic Review Board (PRB) process is about to be relaunched at GTMO. So reports Carol Rosenberg, here.
Let me say first that this is a very welcome development, albeit one that was too slow in coming (here is Ben asking about the PRBs back in October, res
Raffaela has already posted on both the House of Representatives's and the Senate's versions of this year's NDAA--highlighting their differences with regards to Guantanamo detentions and transfers.
Last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) approved its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2014.
We are very pleased to announce Lawfare's first e-book, Lawfare on the National Defense Authorization Acts, which is now available in Kindle format on Amazon for $4.99.
Over the last 24 hours, the House debated and voted on nearly 200 amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (H.R. 1960). Many of these amendments were approved via "voice vote" (there was no formal recording of how members voted); quite a few others were approved en bloc (grouped together and voted on as a package) on the floor.
Unsurprisingly, many of the amendments fall squarely within the Lawfare wheelhouse.
This week, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) filed two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2014 (H.R. 1960). The first, co-sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and James Moran (D-VA), provides a framework to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility by December 31, 2014 (full text here).