House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.) and members of the committee today announced
new legislation, Detainee Security Act of 2011
, to address the Administration’s Executive Order and America’s terrorist prosecution and detention policies.
According to McKeon’s press release the proposed legislation “would affirm the use of military force against al-Qaeda, the Taliban and affiliated terrorist networks; create certain restrictions which would make it tougher for detainees to return to the battlefield or share information with other terrorists or malign actors; and would permanently block funding for the creation or renovation of any facility in the continental United States to house detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay.”
U.S. Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Lindsey Graham, Saxby Chambliss, Scott Brown, and Kelly Ayotte today introduced the Military Detainee Procedures Improvement Act of 2011.