Rebecca Gordon's American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand PDF

By Rebecca Gordon

No topic is extra hotly debated than the extraordinary measures that our govt has taken after 11th of September within the identify of nationwide safeguard. Torture, remarkable rendition, drone assassinations, mystery detention facilities (or “black sites”), titanic surveillance of electorate. yet whereas the clicking sometimes exposes the darkish aspect of the struggle on terror and congressional investigators occasionally elevate alarms concerning the abuses dedicated by means of U.S. intelligence corporations and army, no excessive U.S. legitimate has been prosecuted for those violations – which many felony observers all over the world give some thought to battle crimes.

The usa helped identify the overseas ideas guiding the prosecution of warfare crimes – beginning with the Nuremberg tribunal following global battle II, while Nazi officers have been held answerable for their crimes opposed to humanity. however the American executive and felony approach have continually refused to use those similar ideas to our personal officers. Now Rebecca Gordon takes at the explosive job of “indicting” the officers who – in a simply society – may be wear trial for warfare crimes. a few may perhaps brush off this as a symbolic workout. yet what's at stake here's the very soul of the nation.

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