The Senate is set to vote this week on a Pentagon spending bill
that could usher in a radical expansion of indefinite detention under the U.S. government.
A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act
would authorize the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect
— anywhere in the world —
without charge or trial.
The White House has issued a veto threat,
with backing from top officials.
Daphne Eviatar of Human Rights First,
has gathered signatures from 26 retired military leaders urging the Senate to vote against the measure,
as well as against a separate provision that would repeal the executive order banning torture.