Presidential Policy Directive 14: Procedures Implementing Section 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 [open pdf - 478KB]
Alternate Title: PPD 14: Procedures Implementing Section 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012
"The executive branch must utilize all elements of national power - including military, intelligence, law enforcement, diplomatic, and economic tools - to effectively confront the threat posed by al-Qa'ida and its associated forces, and must retain the flexibility to determine how to apply those tools to the unique facts and circumstances we face in confronting this diverse and evolving threat. Under the Authorization for Use of Military Force of September 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-40) (2001 AUMF), the executive branch has the authority to detain in military custody individuals who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, and persons who harbored those responsible for the September 11 attacks, as well as individuals who are part of or substantially supported Taliban or al-Qa'ida forces or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners. Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012 (Public Law 112-81) (NDAA) affirms that authority."
Presidential Policy Directive 14; PPD 14
United States. White House Office: http://www.whitehouse.gov/