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dc.contributor.advisorMorag, Nadav
dc.contributor.advisorRollins, John.
dc.contributor.authorBlum, Stephanie.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:25Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:25Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3792
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstract(U) After September 11, 2001, the Bush Administration decided to detain certain individuals suspected of being members or agents of al Qaeda or the Taliban as enemy combatants and hold them indefinitely and incommunicado for the duration of the war on terror. The rationale behind this system of preventive detention is to incapacitate suspected terrorists, facilitate interrogation, and hold them when traditional criminal charges are not feasible for a variety of reasons. While the rationale for preventive detention is legitimate and the need for preventive detention real, the current Administration's approach has been reactionary, illogical, and probably unconstitutional. This thesis explores the underlying rationales for preventive detention as a tool in this war on terror; analyzes the legal obstacles to creating a preventive-detention regime; discusses how Israel and Britain have dealt with incapacitation and interrogation of terrorists; and compares several alternative ideas to the Administration's enemy-combatant policy under a nonpartisan methodology that looks at questions of lawfulness, the balance between liberty and security, and institutional efficiency. In the end, this thesis recommends using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to monitor a narrow regime of preventive detention only to be used under certain prescribed circumstances where interrogation and/or incapacitation are the justifications. Note: This thesis was published as a book by Cambria Press in November 2008. The book is entitled The Necessary Evil of Preventive Detention in the War on Terror: a Plan for a More Moderate and Sustainable Solution. An excerpt of the thesis based on Chapter V was published by Homeland Security Affairs in October 2008 (http://www.hsaj.org/?article=4.3.1). An excerpt based on Chapters III and IV, entitled The Why and How of Preventive Detention in the War on Terror, will be published by The Thomas M. Cooley Law Review in the Spring of 2009.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/preventivedetent109453792
dc.format.extentxii, 233 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPreventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshLaw and legislationen_US
dc.subject.lcshWar and emergency legislationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCombatants and noncombatants (International law)en_US
dc.subject.lcshDue process of lawen_US
dc.subject.lcshDetention of personsen_US
dc.subject.lcshPrisoners of waren_US
dc.subject.lcshCubaen_US
dc.subject.lcshGuantaÌ namo Bay Naval Baseen_US
dc.titlePreventive detention in the war on terror : a plan for a more moderate and sustainable solutionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceAttorney-Advisor, Transportation Security Administration author (civilian).en_US
dc.identifier.oclc301560633
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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