New PDF release: American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand

By Rebecca Gordon

No topic is extra hotly debated than the extraordinary measures that our govt has taken after 9-11 within the identify of nationwide protection. Torture, notable rendition, drone assassinations, mystery detention facilities (or “black sites”), titanic surveillance of voters. yet whereas the clicking sometimes exposes the darkish part of the warfare on terror and congressional investigators occasionally elevate alarms in regards to the abuses dedicated through U.S. intelligence corporations and military, no excessive U.S. authentic has been prosecuted for those violations – which many criminal observers around the globe think about warfare crimes.

The usa helped identify the foreign rules guiding the prosecution of conflict crimes – beginning with the Nuremberg tribunal following international warfare II, while Nazi officers have been held responsible for their crimes opposed to humanity. however the American govt and felony approach have continuously refused to use those related rules to our personal officers. Now Rebecca Gordon takes at the explosive job of “indicting” the officers who – in a simply society – might be wear trial for struggle crimes. a few may possibly brush aside this as a symbolic workout. yet what's at stake here's the very soul of the nation.

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