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Detention: Operations in Afghanistan

The Uncertain Future of Military Detention Authority as "Combat Operations" in Afghanistan End

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

Detention: Law of: Legislative Development

This Evening's Vote on NDAA Amendments Regarding GTMO

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.

Guantanamo: Legislation

Better Late than Never: Periodic Review Boards Finally (Re)Starting at GTMO

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

Detention: Law of: Legislative Development

2014 NDAA Passes the House, With Many Amendments

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.

Detention & Guantanamo

Rep. Smith's proposed NDAA amendments on Guantanamo and Indefinite Detention

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).

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