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The War on Terrorism: Habeas Corpus On and Off the Battlefield

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Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Law and ethics (Military and martial law)

Keywords: Legal issues; intelligence; military; Terrorists

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Extending habeas corpus rights to unlawful enemy combatants would impede military operations, undermine the laws of war, and unnecessarily burden an already fair legal process.