American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes

American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes

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 safety. Torture, striking rendition, drone assassinations, mystery detention facilities (or “black sites”), great surveillance of electorate. yet whereas the clicking sometimes exposes the darkish aspect of the struggle on terror and congressional investigators occasionally bring up alarms in regards to the abuses devoted via U.S. intelligence companies and military, no excessive U.S. legit has been prosecuted for those violations – which many criminal observers around the globe reflect on struggle crimes.

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

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