Skip to comments.Former security officials: Plan to roll back detainee laws ‘rewarding terrorists’
Posted on 05/15/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT by Nachum
The heads of the House Armed Services Committee are squaring off ahead of ranking member Adam Smiths (D-Wash.) plan to introduce an amendment on the House floor this week that would roll back indefinite-detention laws.
House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a letter Monday signed by two former attorneys general and a former Homeland Security secretary that supported McKeons adds to military detention rules included in this years defense authorization bill.
The letter, written by former Attorneys General Edwin Meese III and Michael Mukasey and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, also attacked Smiths amendment, which would bar military detention for terror suspects captured in the United States.
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