Military Commissions Act of 2006/Definition

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A definition or brief description of Military Commissions Act of 2006.

U.S. law authorizing the President or Secretary of Defense to create tribunals for determining the prisoner of war status of persons captured as non-national combatants, and to try them, outside the regular judicial system, for war crimes