Summary: This second edition provides a thorough exploration of both constitutional and domestic law issues of national security blended with cases, notes, and questions with a wide range of provocative original material. In four sections, National Security Law, Second Edition, presents a coherent, historically-based review of the legal process concerning United States efforts to defend the nation, from the constitutional assignment of authority to the right of Congres ...show mores to obtain national security data from the executive. Introductory chapters review the separation of powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government and introduce the topics of U.S. treaty law and the enforcement of public international law principles in domestic courts. A unit on the use of military force abroad considers "general" or unlimited war, "imperfect" or limited conflicts, and "covert" war
The internal security unit addresses domestic use of the military, emergency powers, terrorism and the war on drugs, intelligence surveillance and disruption, and security clearances. Finally, the unit on access to sensitive information covers the Freedom of Information Act, state secrets, press access to the battlefield, censorship, espionage, and related topics. Extensive cross-references and an excellent index are included.The authors incorporate recent developments regarding: the end of the Cold War, the Persian Gulf War, U.S. troops as peacekeepers, reform of the intelligence oversight laws, the rising threat of domestic terrorism, and the continuing controversy over gays in the military. In addition, the second edition features an entirely new chapter on the intersection of domestic and international laws concerning national security, with particular attention to the growing reliance on United Nations authority for U.S. action. ...show less
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