American President, Barack Obama has signed a deal of $662 billion for Defense in Hawaii, even after serious reservations for handling the terrorists.
A Presidential statement has processed with a group of member that the administration will interpret and implement some parts of the law in way that gives counterterrorism officials flexibility and upholds the nation’s values.
Obama while speaking with the sources has said that, the fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it and added that, in particular, I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.
The White House initially endangered to veto the legislation, but pulled back after Congress made last-minute reconsideration.
The new law gives the president the authority to waive military custody, if it’s in the interest of national security, for foreign terrorism suspects who are linked to al-Qaida or who are involved in plotting or attacks the U.S. The military custody requirement also will not apply to U.S. citizens.
President criticized as “ill-conceived” the obligation that supposed terrorists recognized as members of al-Qaeda be held in military custody. Obama said he retains full and unencumbered ability to waive any military custody requirement and stated that, he will reject any approach that would mandate military custody where law enforcement provides the best method of incapacitating a terrorist threat.