NDAA Passes House, Senate Expected to Vote Next Week

As Ruchi included in the news roundup this morning, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the House last night by a vote of 350-69.   In case you missed it earlier this week, we had several posts analyzing some of the key provisions in this compromise version of the NDAA.  For example, as Jen noted, the version of the NDAA that passed the House includes provisions that would ease some of the transfer restrictions for detainees still held on Guantanamo, as well as a requirement that the Administration submit to the congressional defense committees a report detailing the legal and policy considerations and approval process for lethal targeting and capture operations outside Afghanistan.  And as I noted on Wednesday,  the House-passed NDAA did include a number of important reforms aimed at addressing the problem of sexual assault in the military, although the legislation did drop many of the reforms for which Sen. Gillibrand advocated (for more on the merits of these reforms, see here and here).

The full Senate is expected to take up the legislation next week. 

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Thomas Earnest

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