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The Resource Regulating covert action : practices, contexts, and policies of covert coercion abroad in international and American law, W. Michael Reisman, James E. Baker

Regulating covert action : practices, contexts, and policies of covert coercion abroad in international and American law, W. Michael Reisman, James E. Baker

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Regulating covert action : practices, contexts, and policies of covert coercion abroad in international and American law
Title
Regulating covert action
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practices, contexts, and policies of covert coercion abroad in international and American law
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W. Michael Reisman, James E. Baker
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eng
Summary
Covert activity has always been a significant element of international politics. When it has served their interests, governments have secretly disseminated propaganda in other countries, manipulated foreign economies, and abetted coups against their adversaries. What are the circumstances, if any, in which it is lawful, under international law or United States law, to resort to covert action either directly or through local proxies? When is it right to do so? This book is the first to assess the lawfulness of covert action under international law. It includes as well a chapter on United States law and a candid discussion of the implications for democratic states that covert operations pose. W. Michael Reisman and James E. Baker identify different types of covert actions, discussing a variety of cases that include the Trujillo assassination in 1961, the Rainbow Warrior in 1985, and the raid on Libya in 1986. After explaining the complex operations of the international legal system, they explore trends in decision making and the conditions that accounted for them--whether the covert operations were proactive, defensive, or reactive. They examine in detail the procedures followed in the United States to authorize and oversee covert activity and propose guidelines for political leaders who may contemplate using covert techniques. An appendix reviews twenty years of allegations of covert aggression brought to the attention of the United Nations Security Council
Cataloging source
JSTOR
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1939-
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Reisman, W. Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
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Baker, James E.
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  • Duress (International law)
  • Reprisals
  • Retorsion
  • Aggression (International law)
  • Duress (Law)
  • Intelligence service
  • Contrainte (Droit international)
  • Lettres de marque
  • Rétorsion
  • aggression (Droit international)
  • Contrainte (Droit)
  • Service des renseignements
  • Aggression (International law)
  • Duress (International law)
  • Duress (Law)
  • Intelligence service
  • Reprisals
  • Retorsion
  • United States
  • Repressalie
  • Retorsion
  • Angriff
  • Völkerrecht
  • Geheimdienst
  • V-Mann
  • Rechtsvergleich
  • Zwang
  • USA
  • LAW / International
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Regulating covert action : practices, contexts, and policies of covert coercion abroad in international and American law, W. Michael Reisman, James E. Baker
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-239) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn956712072
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unknown
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1 online resource (vi, 250 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300160635
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt1dst773
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)956712072
Label
Regulating covert action : practices, contexts, and policies of covert coercion abroad in international and American law, W. Michael Reisman, James E. Baker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956712072
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160635
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dst773
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956712072

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