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Title: Removes Provisions Requiring Military Custody of al-Qaeda Suspects
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt an amendment to S 1867 that removes from the bill provisions requiring al-Qaeda suspects to be held in military custody.
- Amends the bill to remove provisions that require detained individuals who are not United States citizens or lawful resident aliens and that are members of al-Qaeda or an "associated force" to be held in the custody of the Armed Forces of the United States until the end of hostilities or until a trial is held.
- Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress, within 90 days of the enactment of the bill, a report that specifies the position of the Executive Branch on the appropriate role of the Armed Forces of the United States in the detention and prosecution of covered persons and that describes any existing or anticipated deficiencies in the legal authority to detain and prosecute covered persons.
- Defines a "covered person" as any individual, other than a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, whose detention or prosecution by the Armed Forces of the United States is consistent with the "laws of war" and is based upon any statutory or constitutional authority for the use of military force.