Thursday, September 07, 2006

President and National Security

In a lead up to the five-year anniversary on Monday of the September 11th attacks, the President has been conducting a series of speeches on national security. Yesterday, he admitted to the existence of secret prisons outside the United States run by the CIA (see the speech online). Up until that point the prisons were known of through the media, but never acknowledged by the White House. In that speech he discussed the creation of military commissions to try terrorism suspects, the previous version of which was struck down by the Supreme Court this summer (this opinion from this case Hamdan v. Rumsfield, et. al. is available online). To read more about what the President is discussing in regards to national security, check out his National Security web site. If you are interested in reading more about the bills before Congress on military commissions, check out the Washington Post article "Senate Terrorism Bill Meeting Dissent." For more on the War against Terrorism, check out the library's subject guide.

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