Detainee debate rages at Pentagon, Justice and on Capitol Hill

The Pentagon’s release of the military commission rules is fueling renewed debate over the treatment of military detainees and raising questions about the administration’s approach toward both sides of the aisle.

The Pentagon quietly handed over its manual to the Department of Justice (DoJ) for review before releasing the document publicly, even though the congressionally approved Military Commissions Act focused mainly on military lawyers.

After the manual was released Thursday, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), a presidential hopeful, said he believed that lawyers assigned to defend detainees at Guant