Well after quite a bit of research, writing, editing, and frustration, I have completed an article for the UCLA Undergraduate Law Journal concerning the legal and foreign policy implications of U.S. counterterrorism policies post-9/11. The article mostly discusses the implications that the AUMF, drone strikes, and the war on terror’s preventive warfare policies will have on the international political landscape as well as at home.
It is, I think, an interesting article but, to be honest, much too ambitious for its own good. The project started over the summer and I think that in reality it may have been more prudent to limit the scope of the article quite a bit more than I have. While I think the discussion presented is productive, the article most certainly could go into more depth and provide a more substantial analysis. As of now, it is primarily surface-level. However, if you’re someone who is brand new to understanding the U.S. “War on Terror” and all of the lovely legal and political ambiguities and implications that it brings, this may be an interesting read for you.
I’d love to hear what you think.