Since 9/11, the Administration has deployed aggressive legal and tactical tools to track and hold terrorists. The approach has been criticized in Congress and in the courts.
• CONTROVERSY After 9/11, the Bush Administration asserted that the President had the power to name suspected terrorists captured by the U.S. "enemy combatants" without due process of law and detain them indefinitely. That designation deprives them of protections guaranteed to prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions.
• WHERE THINGS STAND In 2004 the Supreme Court rejected the Administration's argument of Executive authority and gave enemy combatants held at the U.S....