As the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 comes before the House of Representatives, Congressmen Adam Smith and Justin Amash offer an amendment forbidding indefinite detention.

 JBS CEO Art Thompson's video news update for May 14-20, 2012.

On Thursday morning, the House Armed Services Committee passed the 2013 version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA); the provision providing for the indefinite detention of Americans remains in the bill.

In a landmark step with global implications, the Federal Reserve — despite national security concerns — approved the first communist Chinese takeover of a U.S. bank: New York's Bank of East Asia.

 

As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to protect government whistleblowers from prosecution, but as President his administration has zealously pursued legal prosecution of these brave men and women.

 

 

 

The trial of the five men accused of participating in the planning of the attacks of September 11, 2001 began before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay on May 5.

Performance measures for a new U.S. Border Patrol strategy have not effectively been established, a federal auditor said Tuesday.

 

In a letter published in Foreign Affairs, the official journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, Senator Carl Levin claims that the NDAA only reaffirms existing law and that America is safer since its enactment.

On Wednesday, Russia commemorated the 67th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany, with a massive military parade in Moscow. The hour long ceremony was akin to the old May Day and Victory Day rallies held by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

The U.S. government is developing implantable sensor microchips for use in American troops, supposedly to monitor their health on the battlefield, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced earlier this year seeking proposals. But critics of the scheme are speaking out, warning that the new technology could just be a prelude to expanding the use of related devices among the general population — with dangerous implications for freedom and privacy.

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