Terrorism Law: Materials, Cases, Comments, Sixth Ed.
By Jeffrey F. Addicott, 2011.
Be it the Middle Ages or the Renaissance, the Great War or the Cold War, the trends of human history have always been characterized by epochs or eras. While it is sometimes difficult to find the exact chronological line separating one era from the next, some eras are born in a single dramatic event of such enormity that the very date overshadows the general theme of the times. As December 7, 1941, was to the World War II generation, so too was September 11, 2001, to the new era that many believe has now arrived on the stage of history. Arguably, the post-Cold War period has indeed given way to a new time in history labeled by many commentators as the War on Terror or alternatively as the Global War on Terrorism. Although terrorism is not new, the intensity and frequency of al-Qa’eda and al-Qa’eda-styled terrorism has engulfed the entire civilized world and given rise to new methodologies for combating the rising threat.
Much has changed since the attacks of September 11, 2001—both in law and policy. With the destruction of the al-Qa’eda terror bases in Afghanistan and the removal of the brutal regimes of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the United States and the world has faced a plethora of legal and policy challenges. Indeed, the central challenge that the United States is facing, as is the rest of the civilized world, is to realistically fight and win the War on Terror under a democratically based rule of law. Clearly, the protection of human rights and civil liberties is a greater obligation in times of war than in times of peace.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 – What is Terrorism?
Chapter 2 – The War on Terror
Chapter 3 – Expanding the War on Terror
Chapter 4 – Civil Liberties and the War on Terror
Chapter 5 – Necessity and Rationale for the Law of War – Lessons from My Lai
Chapter 6 – Interrogation Techniques
Chapter 7 – Contractors on the Battlefield
Chapter 8 – Cyberterrorism
Chapter 9 – Terrorism Avoidance
Chapter 10 – Leading the Way – Pax American or the Rule of Law?
Chapter 11 – Civil Litigation
Chapter 12 – Responses to Bioterrorism and the Legal Ramifications
State Open Government Law and Practice in a Post 9-11 World
Editors: Jeffrey F. Addicott, Loren A. Cochran, Lucy A. Dalglish, Nathan Winegar
This guide was created for a project conducted by the Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University Law School supported by a 2006 “Congressionally-Directed Homeland Defense and Civil Support Threat Information Collection” grant administered by the Air Force Research Laboratory under agreement FA8750-06-1-0243. This guide serves as the focal point for discussion for subject matter experts regarding the State Open Government Law and Practice in a Post-9/11 World: Legal and Policy Analysis symposium held at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., on November 15 and 16, 2007. This text can be downloaded HERE. Additionally, the essays (Selected Essays: State Open Law and Practice in a Post 9-11 World) from which the handbook was based can be obtained HERE.