The Detention of Unlawful Enemy Combatants during the War on Terror

The Detention of Unlawful Enemy Combatants during the War on Terror
Colleen E. Hardy
2009

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-325-7 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / x, 240 pages

Price   $70.00

Description

Today the United States is fighting a new type of non-nation state enemy, which does not behave according to historical doctrines or principles of war. Hardy examines the development of legal doctrine surrounding the management of the "new" enemy combatant, including the detention and prosecution of unlawful enemy combatants detained by the United States after September 11, 2001. She also reviews relevant case law addressing United States citizens detained as enemy combatants. This discussion additionally focuses on the rights and processes granted to those detained at Guantanamo Bay. Finally, she gives an historical overview of enemy combatants in previous United States wars and conflicts.

About the Author

Colleen E. Hardy received her Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University in 2001. She received her Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law in 2004. She earned her Ph.D. from George Mason University in 2007. She is currently employed as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Loudoun County, Virginia.