"I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a Nation. My Administration will interpret section 1021 in a manner that ensures that any detention it authorizes complies with the Constitution, the laws of war, and all other applicable law," – president Barack Obama, in a signing statement attached the to NDAA.
This is very encouraging … but still weak. It means that a future president could interpret this law very differently – as all the GOP hopefuls, except Paul and Huntsman, promise to do.