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Published: 18 April 2008

1000 Pages

7 X 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195374308

Bookseller Code (07)

National Security and the Legal Process

Philip D. O'Neill, Jr.

Terrorism: Documents of International and Local Control, Second Series

In this two-volume set, attorney and professor Philip O'Neill uses his vast expertise to explore the difficult legal principles that relate to U.S. conduct in its War on Terror and efforts to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Instead of taking a simplistic, polemical approach to the debate between the imperative of security and the imperative of liberty, O'Neill instead advocates a more practical, process-based model for resolving that classic tension. O'Neill objectively provides the information and insight necessary to understand and improve current U.S. security policy. National Security and the Legal Process moves beyond the narrow debate between security assurance and civil liberties to analyze the legal implications of recent U.S. and U.N. action on issues such as WMD threats and the use of outer space. With a detailed discussion of how best to address those two modern threats, National Security and the Legal Process acts as a comprehensive resource for policymakers and for the scholars and who influence them. The supplement of primary documents that accompanies O'Neill's monograph will remove hours of unnecessary research for practitioners as well as the next generation of policymakers: who include students enrolled in law schools and graduate programs.