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Obama signs NDAA 2014, indefinite detention remains

Obama signs NDAA 2014, indefinite detention remains 27 Dec 2013 On Thursday President Obama signed into law the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a sweeping defense policy bill, which includes some improvements in terms of civil liberties and human rights on its previous two iterations. However, a number of provisions -- as in the 2012 and 2013 NDAAs -- should keep civil libertarians concerned. The troubling NDAA provision first signed into law in 2012, which permits the military to detain individuals indefinitely without trial, remains on the books for 2014. Efforts to quash or reform the provision (especially with regard to the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens) have failed and have been fiercely fought by the administration... The 2014 NDAA also includes a new provision that appears to bolster the national security surveillance state.