White House Renews Military Spending Bill Veto Threat over Indefinite Detention
The White House appears to be standing by a threat to veto a military spending bill for its inclusion of a controversial provision expanding the use of indefinite detention. The measure would authorize the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect without charge or trial anywhere in the world, including the United States. The Senate approved it last week as part of the larger National Defense Authorization Act. On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama’s advisers will recommend a veto, but stopped short of saying a veto is assured.