TV News LIES

Sunday, Apr 20th

Last update11:05:21 PM GMT

You are here News Military Obama signs defense bill, criticizes Congress' Guantanamo restrictions

Obama signs defense bill, criticizes Congress' Guantanamo restrictions

E-mail Print PDF

Defense bill signedPresident Barack Obama Thursday signed legislation to fund the nation's defense, a measure that includes a small military pay raise and changes in how the military deals with sexual assault allegations.

Congress approved the legislation with bipartisan votes juse before ending its 2013 session last week.

The bill would provide about $625 billion for defense operations, slightly less than last year.

It includes a 1 percent military pay raise, and continues the current ban on transferring detainees at Guantanamo Bay to the United States.

Obama called the restrictions "unwise," and said he continues to "oppose these provisions, as I have in years past, and will continue to work with the Congress to remove these restrictions."

The bill also makes changes in how sexual assaults are handled. Here's a rundown from Congressional Quarterly about those changes:

"The agreement would strip commanders of the authority to dismiss a finding by a court-martial. Under the measure, commanders also would be prohibited from reducing guilty findings to guilty of a lesser offense. It also would require a civilian review if a commander declines to prosecute a case.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S. special forces struggle with record suicides: admiral

US special forces suicides Suicides among U.S. special operations forces, including elite Navy SEALs and Army Rangers, are at record...

General denies clemency in Manning case

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey BuchananTurning aside calls for clemency, an Army general has approved the 35-year prison sentence imposed on...

Guantánamo judge adjourns hearings again over FBI spying claims

guantanamo trialThe judge overseeing the prosecution of five 9/11 terror suspects suspended preliminary hearings on Tuesday to...

I Served My Country. Then It Kicked Me Out.

Served my country, then they threw me outI often think about Friday dinners with my family. Every Friday, no matter what, my wife...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!