War by Other Means

War by Other Means

An Insider's Account of the War on Terror

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Baker & Taylor
A key legal architect of the Bush administration's response to September 11th offers an insider's perspective on such controversial Bush policies as detention at Guantanamo Bay, the secret military trials of terrorists, and domestic surveillance.

Perseus Publishing
John Yoo, the key legal architect of the Bush administration’s response to 9/11, delivers a fascinating insider account of the War on Terror. While America reeled from the cataclysmic events of September 11, 2001, Yoo and a skeletal staff of the Office of Legal Counsel found themselves on the phone with the White House. In a series of memos, Yoo offered his legal opinions on the president’s authority to respond, and in the process had an almost unmatched impact on America's fight against terrorism. His analysis led to many of the Bush administration’s most controversial policies, including detention at Guantanamo Bay, coercive interrogation, military trials for terrorists, preemptive attacks, and the National Security Agency’s wiretapping program. In fascinating detail, Yoo takes us inside the corridors of power and examines specific cases, from John Walker Lindh and Jose Padilla to an American al-Qaeda leader assassinated by a CIA pilotless drone in the deserts of Yemen. In a midterm election year, when the controversies over the president’s handling of the War on Terror are sure to wage more forcefully than ever before, John Yoo’sWar by Other Meansis set to become one of the fall’s most talked about books.


Book News
Serving in the George W. Bush administration's Office of Legal Council of the Department of Justice, John Yoo (now a professor at the U. of California at Berkeley School of Law) played a significant and, to many, infamous role in crafting the legal arguments deployed by the administration in defense of its "detainment," "extraordinary rendition," warrantless wiretapping and "coercive interrogation" (torture) policies. Together with his academic legal book, The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs After 9/11, this memoir of those years is clearly intended as an apologia defending himself against his critics, many of whom have gone so far as to call for the prosecution of Yoo as a war criminal. Yoo doesn't restrict himself to discussion of his own particular involvements in policy, instead seeking to defend the entire edifice of "unitary executive" powers asserted by the Bush administration as the only reasonable response to "a terrorist enemy intent on carrying out the catastrophic destruction of our nation." Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher Group West
John Yoo, the key legal architect of the Bush administration’s response to 9/11, delivers a fascinating insider account of the War on Terror. While America reeled from the cataclysmic events of September 11, 2001, Yoo and a skeletal staff of the Office of Legal Counsel found themselves on the phone with the White House. In a series of memos, Yoo offered his legal opinions on the president’s authority to respond, and in the process had an almost unmatched impact on America's fight against terrorism. His analysis led to many of the Bush administration’s most controversial policies, including detention at Guantanamo Bay, coercive interrogation, military trials for terrorists, preemptive attacks, and the National Security Agency’s wiretapping program. In fascinating detail, Yoo takes us inside the corridors of power and examines specific cases, from John Walker Lindh and Jose Padilla to an American al-Qaeda leader assassinated by a CIA pilotless drone in the deserts of Yemen. In a midterm election year, when the controversies over the president’s handling of the War on Terror are sure to wage more forcefully than ever before, John Yoo’s War by Other Means is set to become one of the fall’s most talked about books.


Baker
& Taylor

An key legal architect of the Bush administration's response to September 11th offers an insider's perspective on such controversial Bush policies as detention at Guantanamo Bay, the secret military trials of terrorists, the Patriot Act, domestic surveillance, preemptive attacks, and more. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780871139450
0871139456
Characteristics: xii, 292 p. ; 24 cm

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