“The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States
Just looking at the wording here “The requirement to detain” does not mean they can’t do it. Seems the wording here is something to be concerned about.
This section is all about extending the powers of the federal government to unilaterally declare someone or some group of someones outside the judicial system. They are doing it in the name of intelligence gathering and preventing terrorism. They are calling it a ‘war power’ which seems understandable, a prisoner of war really does lose out. The problem is we are in an indefinite war now. Which means there is no end or conclusion and the power will creep. No knock warrants won’t even be needed, they can just round you up under the war powers act and call you the enemy because you are associated in some arcane way to Al-Queda goals or beliefs.
The wording is actually worse -- it gives the government the power to pick and choose who will be detained, for any reason (e.g. he p!$$@d off some politician) or no reason.