Senate Votes to Allow American Military to Detain U.S. Citizens Indefinitely.

A provision of the National Defense Authorization Act would put the U.S. into a permanent state of martial law, allowing military policing of American citizens.

Without any formal hearing or charge, the military would be able to detain and indefinitely intern U.S. citizens simply for allegations of terrorist activity.

White House administration issued a statement criticizing the measure on November 17, and stands by it’s right to exercise veto should the Act go through.