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Independent Agencies in the United States: Law, Structure, and Politics

Marshall J. Breger and Gary J. Edles


Thirteen years after the United States initiated a military response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the nation continues to prosecute what it considers an armed conflict against transnational terrorist groups. Understanding how the law of armed conflict applies to and regulates military operations executed within the scope of this armed conflict against transnational nonstate terrorist groups is as important today as it was in September 2001. This is because the core purpose of this branch of international law (what was historically known as the law of war) is to strike an eff ... More

Keywords: terrorism, military operations, armed conflict, use of force, detention, interrogation, military commission, drones, targeting, self-defense

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199812127
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812127.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marshall J. Breger, author
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Professor of Law

Gary J. Edles, author
American University, Washington College of Law, Fellow in Administrative Law and Adjunct Professor of Law

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