Legislative Fact Sheet

(February 2012)

The Issue

What is being asked of members of Congress?

Reasons to support

CAIR analysis of section 1022 of the national defense authorization act of 2012

National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 Public Law No: 112-81

TITLE X–GENERAL PROVISIONS Subtitle D–Counterterrorism Sec. 1022. Military custody for foreign al-Qaeda terrorists. Subparagraph (b)(1)

Section 1022 of the NDAA authorizes the indefinite military detention of Americans. While under this section the requirement to detain a person in military custody does not apply to U.S. citizens, CAIR legal counsel believes that the authority or option to do so remains.

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