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President Obama’s Counterterrorism Strategy in the War on Terror

An Assessment

Authors: Cutler, Leonard

  • Provides a comprehensive legal and political assessment of President Obama's counterterrorism strategy throughout his two termsDelves into the tangible results of President Obama's counterrorism strategy, including the conflicts Afghanistan and Syria Concludes with an analysis of the outlook for counterrorism strategy under the Trump administration

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About this book

This book assesses President Barack Obama's counterterrorism policy as it evolved throughout his presidency, from the expanded use of drones to the controversial decisions regarding the Syrian conflict. President Obama has achieved the dubious distinction of having been the longest continuous war president in American history, and this title explores how Obama pursued and expanded executive war power in key areas, simultaneously committing to a light footprint approach for U.S. military forces and emphasizing the use of drones, targeted killing of terrorists, and training, advising, and assisting local forces to defend themselves from militant groups such as ISIL. It also provides an in-depth analysis of the defining issue of the Obama counterterrorism strategy: Syria, and his refusal to militarily commit to defeat Bashar al-Assad and support Syria’s insurgency. The work concludes with a consideration of counterterrorism policy post-Obama. 

About the authors

Leonard Cutler is Professor of Public Law at Siena College, USA. He has authored several books and articles addressing national security and counterterrorism policy. Cutler has provided testimony to the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate and the President’s Task Force on Detainee Disposition on Counterterrorism, Surveillance, and the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56768-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
President Obama’s Counterterrorism Strategy in the War on Terror
Book Subtitle
An Assessment
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56768-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95400-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 192
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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