National Security and the Legal Process: 2 Volume Set by Philip D. ONeill, Jr.

National Security and the Legal Process: 2 Volume Set

byPhilip D. ONeill, Jr.

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What are the legal limits for America's global war on terrorism? In this two-volume work, Philip O'Neill tackles this question so that the next generation of policymakers can make sensible, lawful decisions. In particular, he explores the international legal framework in which a nation mayact militarily against another state for the purpose of the acting state's internal security. The main text of this set addresses and questions the 'justified' use of military force when a country bases its action on questionable intelligence. Is the military act justified? What are theimplications and consequences of that act? The main volume of the set sheds light on these questions and on the general body of national security law as well as analyzes the legal foundation for international arms control in light of the global war on terror. O'Neill also provides a supplementary volume that saves researchers fromconducting hours of work online and in other, less comprehensive print resources. Speaking from the unique viewpoint of his decades of experience in international law and political consulting, O'Neill has arranged a thorough, but compact resource for creating effective and principled securitypolicy. National Security and the Legal Process offers readers a practical approach to resolving the age-old tensions between security and freedom and between self-defense and respect for sovereignty.

About The Author

As a partner at the Boston office of Edwards, Angell, Palmer, and Dodge, and as a consultant to national politicians on security issues, Phil O'Neill has extensive experience in international law and public policy issues. His international practice ranges from general corporate work to dispute resolution. A graduate of Boston Colleg...

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Title:National Security and the Legal Process: 2 Volume SetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1000 pages, 7.2 × 10.31 × 2.28 inPublished:May 2, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195374304

ISBN - 13:9780195374308

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"If I were still a law professor, this is a book I would want to use in the classroom. It fills a vital gap in the study of international law, focusing not only on U.S. law but also on the international law addressing the key national security issues of the 21st century."--Anne-MarieSlaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, formerly J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School.