FBI Is Given New Rules
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is outlining when the FBI, rather than the military, could be allowed to retain custody of al-Qaida terrorism suspects arrested in the United States.
New rules issued by the White House result from a December compromise in Congress between the administration and a majority of Republicans and some Democrats who wanted a bigger military role and a reduced role
for civilian courts in the fight against terrorism.
The new law that emerged requires military custody for non-U.S. citizen members of al-Qaida or "associated forces" involved in planning or attempting an attack on the United States or coalition partners - unless the
president waives that provision.
The new rules outline seven circumstances in which the president could place a suspect in FBI, rather than military, custody.
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