Here is a synopsis of SECTION 2031 of the bill to be voted on Monday or Tuesday by the United States Senate:
It “affirms … the authority of the President … to detain covered persons (persons “who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the [9/11] attacks, or harbored those responsible” OR persons who were “a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces … including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces”) pending disposition under the law of war.”
Disposition under law of war may include:
(1) Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities.
(2) Trial under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code.
(3) Transfer for trial by an alternative court or tribunal having jurisdiction.
(4) Transfer to the custody or control of … any other foreign country, or any … foreign entity.
♦ Nothing in this section is intended to limit or expand the authority of the President or the scope of the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
♦ The Secretary of Defense shall regularly brief Congress regarding the application of the authority described in this section, including the organizations, entities, and individuals considered to be ‘covered persons.’