Informal Opinion: Why the NDAA Will Substantially Reduce, If Not Eliminate Altogether, International

Many people have ventured an interpretation of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – or thrown up their hands, protesting that the Act’s vague and confusing terminology defies a straightforward or universal construction. However, what matters is not the standard or reasonable interpretation of the NDAA, or that which is constitutionally or statutorily defensible. What matters is the most extreme incarnation, since that is where anti-terrorism measures inexorably lead.