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The Long DecadeHow 9/11 Changed the Law$
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David Jenkins, Amanda Jacobsen, and Anders Henriksen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199368327

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368327.001.0001

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Views from Mars, Views from Venus

Views from Mars, Views from Venus

Minding the Gap between What We Say and What We Do on Terrorism

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(p.269) Chapter 15 Views from Mars, Views from Venus
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The Long Decade
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Gabor Rona

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368327.003.0015

The Obama administration would claim that the “war on terror” is over and the United States has reinstituted respect for applicable international law. However, for observers whose perspective on applicable law comes from other countries, the distinctions between Bush and Obama pale in comparison to the distinctions between American and non-American visions of applicable international law. This chapter discusses how the Obama administration can assert a clean break from the Bush era, while those reared in international law traditions outside the United States see a continuum between the administrations, and a continued disconnect between U.S. counter-terrorism policies and applicable international law. This chapter also discusses why the difference between what the United States says and what it does matters.

Keywords:   international law, counter-terrorism, Bush, Obama, torture, targeting, detention, military commissions

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