Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents

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This report provides a background to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2012, the Authorization to use Military Force act, and the President's power to detain "enemy combatants." It then gives a brief introduction to the law of war pertinent to the detention of different categories of individuals and an overview of U.S. practice during wartime to detain persons deemed dangerous to national security. It concludes by discussion Congress's role in prescribing rules for wartime detention as well as legislative proposals in the 112th Congress to address the detention of U.S. persons.

Creator(s): Elsea, Jennifer K.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 1, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Elsea, Jennifer K.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 1, 2012
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This report provides a background to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2012, the Authorization to use Military Force act, and the President's power to detain "enemy combatants." It then gives a brief introduction to the law of war pertinent to the detention of different categories of individuals and an overview of U.S. practice during wartime to detain persons deemed dangerous to national security. It concludes by discussion Congress's role in prescribing rules for wartime detention as well as legislative proposals in the 112th Congress to address the detention of U.S. persons.

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52 pages.

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