Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 196
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Civil liberties versus national security: new issues raised by a new kind of war The modern laws of war that emerged in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were developed with a particular concept of war in mind-one that does not apply to the conflict with our current adversaries. With the September 11 attacks the United States found itself engaged in a new kind of war, with new dilemmas that needed new rules. Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution examines three significant enemy combatant cases-Padilla, Hamdi, and Rasul-that represent the leading edge of U.S. efforts to devise legal rules, consistent with American constitutional principles, for waging the global war on terror. The volume's distinguished contributors analyze the crucial questions these cases raise about the balance between national security and civil liberties in wartime, discuss critical separation of powers issues, and call upon the courts, the political branches, and the country...