Download PDF by Rebecca Gordon: American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand

By Rebecca Gordon

No topic is extra hotly debated than the extraordinary measures that our executive has taken after September 11 within the identify of nationwide defense. Torture, notable rendition, drone assassinations, mystery detention facilities (or “black sites”), colossal surveillance of voters. yet whereas the clicking sometimes exposes the darkish facet of the struggle on terror and congressional investigators occasionally increase alarms in regards to the abuses devoted through U.S. intelligence firms and army, no excessive U.S. authentic has been prosecuted for those violations – which many criminal observers all over the world reflect on struggle crimes.

The usa helped identify the foreign rules guiding the prosecution of battle crimes – beginning with the Nuremberg tribunal following global struggle II, whilst Nazi officers have been held answerable for their crimes opposed to humanity. however the American govt and criminal process have continually refused to use those similar ideas to our personal officers. Now Rebecca Gordon takes at the explosive activity of “indicting” the officers who – in a simply society – could be wear trial for battle crimes. a few may possibly brush aside this as a symbolic workout. yet what's at stake this is the very soul of the nation.

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