''(c) For purposes of this section, the term 'hostilities' means any conflict subject to the laws of war.''
Just as the wording was placed in the NDAA to include US Citizens here too you have to follow the crumbs of obfuscated law back to the source. And if you have any doubt that a national, born or naturalized, is a ‘Citizen of the United States;’ Black's Law Dictionary, Version 7 gives the generic and specific definitions. The common term national means simply ‘a member of a nation.’ Then under the specific ‘national of the United States,’ and this is who our laws are written for, it states ‘A citizen of the United States or a noncitizen who owes permanent allegiance to the United States... Also termed U.S. national; U.S. citizen.’ In the eyes of the government the terms are synonymous.”
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