The conference report for the NDAA is now available. Subtitle D, entitled “Counterterrorism,” begins on page 653 and runs through page 685. The conferees’ explanation of their choices begins on page 158 of a separate document.
Here are some highlights:
- The Senate has prevailed on the question of AUMF reaffirmation. The House bill, recall, would have contained a general reaffirmation of the AUMF, whereas the Senate language would only have reaffirmed that the existing AUMF authorized detention operations. The conference report has adopted the Senate approach. (See Sec. 1021.)