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The Resource Targeting Americans : the constitutionality of the U.S. drone war, H. Jefferson Powell ; foreword by Philip Bobbitt

Targeting Americans : the constitutionality of the U.S. drone war, H. Jefferson Powell ; foreword by Philip Bobbitt

Label
Targeting Americans : the constitutionality of the U.S. drone war
Title
Targeting Americans
Title remainder
the constitutionality of the U.S. drone war
Statement of responsibility
H. Jefferson Powell ; foreword by Philip Bobbitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"[This book] focuses on the legal debate surrounding drone strikes, the use of which has expanded significantly under the Obama Presidency as part of the continuing war against terror. Despite the political salience of the legal questions raised by targeted killing, the author asserts that there has been remarkably little careful analysis of the fundamental legal question: the constitutionality of the policy. From a position of deep practical expertise in constitutional issues, Prof. Powell provides a dispassionate and balanced analysis of the issues posed by U.S. targeted killing policy, using the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in September 2011 as a focus for discussion. While Powell concludes that the al-Awlaki strike was constitutional under 2001 legislation, he rejects the Obama administration's broader claims of authority for its drone policies. Furthermore, he argues, citizens acting as combatants in al-Qaeda and associated groups are not entitled to due process protections: by due process standards, the administration's procedures are legally inadequate. A fundamental theme of the book is that the conclusion that an action or policy is constitutional should not be confused with claims about its wisdom, morality, or legality under international norms. Part of the purpose of constitutional analysis is to draw attention to these other normative concerns and not, as is too often the case, to occlude them." -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Powell, Jefferson
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • War and emergency powers
  • Targeted killing
  • Constitutional law
  • National security
  • State crimes
  • Drone aircraft
  • Targeted killing
  • Counterinsurgency
Label
Targeting Americans : the constitutionality of the U.S. drone war, H. Jefferson Powell ; foreword by Philip Bobbitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 229 pages
Isbn
9780190492847
Lccn
2015037930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)922836332
Label
Targeting Americans : the constitutionality of the U.S. drone war, H. Jefferson Powell ; foreword by Philip Bobbitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 229 pages
Isbn
9780190492847
Lccn
2015037930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)922836332

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