TITLE

Efficacy of the Obama Policies to Combat Al-Qa'eda, the Taliban, and Associated Forces--The First Year

AUTHOR(S)
Addicott, Jeffrey F.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Pace Law Review;Dec2009, Vol. 30 Issue 2, preceding p340
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the efficiency of the actions made by U.S. President Barack Obama against al-Qa'eda, Taliban, and associated forces during the first year of his presidency in 2008. It explores the efforts of former U.S. President George W. Bush in his War on Terror following the September 11, 2001 attacks and says that Obama did not dismantle the key policies of Bush, instead he describes it as Overseas Contingency Operations. It says that the designation of the conflict as contingency rather than war causes confusion for subjection of al-Qa'eda fighters to the law of war. It adds that such approach of Obama offers U.S. enemies the opportunity to perpetuate false propaganda against the U.S. actions for detainees.
ACCESSION #
60797245

 

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