Proposed Rules for Terrorism Suspects Under Fire

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The U.S. Senate is debating the Defense Authorization Act, including a provision requiring certain terrorism suspects to be interrogated and detained by the military instead of by civilian police. Critics say the new policies allow indefinite detention of suspects -- and that even U.S. citizens could be denied a trial.

The Obama administration has threatened a veto. But supporters, including some influential Democrats, say the rules are vital to security and do not threaten civil liberties.


Christopher Anders, senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy and former assistant secretary of the Reagan Defense Department