Hobbling the Fight against Terrorism
December 8th, 2011, New York Times
“Congress’s plan to put the military in charge is bad policy
“ Lawmakers from the House and Senate are working on provisions in the military budget bill that would take the most experienced and successful antiterrorism agencies – the F.B.I. and federal prosecutors – out of the business of interrogating, charging and trying most terrorism cases, and turn the job over to the military.
“These new rules would harm the justice system and national security. They would hinder intelligence-gathering, making it harder to track down terrorists and make other countries less likely to cooperate. ...”.