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Udall Opposes Detainee Provisions Of Defense Bill

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Sen. Mark Udall (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Mark Udall (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Sen. Mark Udall and 12 other Democrats on the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees are opposing detainee provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act.

The provisions would allow the U.S. military to indefinitely hold U.S. citizens in military prisons if they are accused of terrorism.

Udall says he supports the rest of the provisions in the defense bill, but he says the detainee provisions must be changed to protect civil liberties.

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