A last-minute amendment to the nation’s yearly defense spending bill will ensure that Israel receives the advanced military hardware needed to launch a decisive strike on Iran’s nuclear enrichment sites.
The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2013 by unanimous vote Tuesday. The bill includes an amendment by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) that would stop the transfer or release Guantanamo detainees. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if the amendment was included.
Former government attorneys and defense experts fear that foreign terrorists could capitalize on a new House proposal that would afford them full protection under the U.S. legal system, potentially spurring a domestic influx of would-be terrorists who may seek to exploit the legal loophole.