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Confronting Terror: 9/11 and the Future of American National Security

Confronting Terror: 9/11 and the Future of American National Security

by Dean Reuter, John Yoo

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After the September 11, 2001 attacks the United States went to war. With thousands of Americans killed, billions of dollars in damage, and aggressive military and security measures in response, we are still living with the war a decade later. A change of presidential administration has not dulled controversy over the most fundamental objectives, strategies and tactics of the war, or whether it is even a war. This book clears the air over the meaning of 9/11, and sets the stage for a reasoned, clear, and considered discussion of the future with a collection of essays commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks. The contributors include supporters and critics of the war on terrorism, policymakers and commentators, insiders and outsiders, and some of the leading voices inside and outside government.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594035630
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 431 KB

About the Author

Dean Reuter is a senior staff member of the Federalist Society, the premier conservative/libertarian legal group in the country.

John Yoo is law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a former Bush Justice Department official. He is most recently the author of Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power (2010).

Table of Contents

Introduction Dean Reuter 1

In Memory of Barbara K. Olson Theodore B. Olson 9

The Obama Response to September 11 Victor Davis Hanson 23

9/11 in its Historical Context Arthur Herman 37

War V. Crime: Breaking the Chains of the Old Security Paradigm Michael Chertoff 51

A Unified Defense against Terrorists Edwin Meese III Paul Rosenzweig 65

Reforming the Intelligence Community The Honorable Laurence H. Silberman 77

The Imperfect Reconciliation of Liberty and Security Richard A. Epstein 89

Torture and Democratic Accountability: An Oxymoron? Alan Dershowitz 103

Nuremburg Revisited and Revised: The Legitimation of Torture in the United States Jonathan Turley 115

Stopping the Terrorists Marc Thiessen 129

Confronting the Animating Ideology of the Enemy Andrew C. McCarthy 143

Interrogation John Yoo 157

Fear: The Tail Wagging the Post-9/11 Policy Dog Bob Barr 173

Liberty, Security, and the USA Patriot Act John D. Ashcroft Viet D. Dinh 187

Protection of our National Security-Revisited Michael B. Mukasey 201

Access to Justice in the "War on Terror" Anthony D. Romero 215

Problematic Post-9/11 Judicial Inactivism: Immunizing Executive Branch Overreaching Nadine Strossen 229

The Guantánamo Mess The Honorable A. Raymond Randolph 241

Our Fighting Faith, Ten Years Later Charles R. Kesler 263

Conclusion John Yoo 277

Author Biographies 291

Acknowledgments 303

Endnotes 305

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