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Saturday, October 20, 2018

President Obama is facing heated criticism from all sides of the political spectrum over his decision to sign the controversial 2012 National Defense Authorization Act into law.

Obama had threatened to veto the $662 billion measure over a number of provisions within the bill. These include requiring the military to take custody over suspected terrorists, along with authorizing the military to detain them indefinitely without trial, even if the suspect is an American citizen. The bill would also extend a ban on transfers from the expensive Guantánamo Bay detention center.