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The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11

John Yoo


Since the September 11 attacks on the United States, the Bush administration has come under fire for its methods of combating terrorism. Waging war against al Qaeda has proven to be a legal quagmire, with critics claiming that the administration's response in Afghanistan and Iraq is unconstitutional. The war on terror—and, in a larger sense, the administration's decision to withdraw from the ABM Treaty and the Kyoto accords—has had many wondering whether the constitutional framework for making foreign affairs decisions has been discarded by the present administration. This book makes the case ... More

Keywords: September 11, United States, Bush administration, terrorism, foreign affairs, Afghanistan, Iraq, Constitution, declaration of war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780226960319
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226960333.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Yoo, author