Obama signs defense bill despite ‘reservations’

December 31, 2011 at 8:28 am in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law today despite having “serious reservations” about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists. In a statement accompanying his signature, the president chastised some lawmakers for what he contended was their attempts to use the bill to restrict the ability of counterterrorism officials to protect the country. Continue Reading