Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents Metadata

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  • Main Title Detention of U.S. Persons as Enemy Belligerents


  • Author: Elsea, Jennifer K.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Legislative Attorney


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2012-02-01


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 52 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Civil liberties
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Counterterrorism -- U.S.
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: National policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Detention of persons
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Criminal justice

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  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R42337
  • Accession or Local Control No: R42337_2012Feb01
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc93921