White House withdraws threat to veto defense bill

[JURIST] The White House on Wednesday announced that President Barack Obama [official website] no longer intends to veto the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 [SB 1867, PDF]. The about face comes after revisions by lawmakers that address the concerns of the Obama administration related to the treatment of terror suspects. The administration had threatened to veto the legislation [JURIST report] because it would require military rather than civilian detention of terror suspects. The revised version of the bill [JURIST…

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