White House threatens veto of defense spending bill over detainee provisions

[JURIST] The White House released a statement of administration policy [text, PDF] on Thursday praising the work of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) [official website] on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 [SB 1867, PDF] but warning that President Barack Obama [official website] could veto the bill if it "challenges or constrains the President’s critical authorities to collect intelligence, incapacitate dangerous terrorists, [or] protect the Nation." The White House expressed serious concerns about provisions in the bill governing…

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