Reforming the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and Detainee Policy, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, July 24, 2009   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the opening statement of Chairman Ike Skelton: "Today's hearing will continue the constructive conversation that we began last week with the top military attorneys of the services on reforming the Military Commissions Act of 2006. I look forward to hearing the perspectives of today's distinguished witnesses on what amendments are needed to ensure that we finally end up with a system that can withstand judicial scrutiny and ensure that convictions stick. We certainly welcome our witnesses' thoughts on what legislative changes are most necessary and how the existing law can be improved. In addition to military commissions reforms, today's hearing addresses other key detainee policy issues such as the closure of the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the law-of-war detention. We initially had hoped that a major report addressing these critical issues would have been released earlier this week, as required by the President's Executive orders from the beginning of the year." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ike Skelton, Howard P. McKeon, Jeh Charles Johnson, and David Kris

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H.A.SC. No. 111-87
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