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    Subtitle D--Detainee Matters ?

    Does "Subtitle D--Detainee Matters" mean "Subtitle D (D refers to Detainee Matters)?

    If so, what is "Detainee Matters"? "Things about Detainee"?




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    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Placed on Calendar Senate - PCS)

    Subtitle D--Detainee Matters

    SEC. 1031. AFFIRMATION OF AUTHORITY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO DETAIN COVERED PERSONS PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE.

    (a) In General- Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40) includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons (as defined in subsection (b)) pending disposition under the law of war.

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    Re: Subtitle D--Detainee Matters ?

    The "subtitle" here refers to the section of the law, as it is organized. D follows C and is preceded by E.

    Yes, it means matters having to do with the handling of detainees.

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    Re: Subtitle D--Detainee Matters ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The "subtitle" here refers to the section of the law, as it is organized. D follows C and is precedes by E.
    [not a teacher]

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    Re: Subtitle D--Detainee Matters ?

    Yeah, I thought I did that wrong, but hoped no one would catch it.

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