Carl Mirra is an associate professor of social studies education at Adelphi University and a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus. He is a Marine veteran who served during the first Gulf War, and the author of Soldiers and Citizens: An Oral History of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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Friday, February 10, 2012
The NDAA and the Militarization of America
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by the president on New Year’s Eve of 2011. Activists and other critics charge that the NDAA authorizes the indefinite military detention of U.S. citizens, but supporters counter that the law entails no new powers of detention for the federal government.