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Recommended National Security Law Reading List

Fall 2013


Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World, Andrew Altman, Claire Finkelstein, and Jens David Ohlin, eds.


In the Common Defense: National Security Law for Perilous Times, Judge Jamie Baker 


Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren’t Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism, Stewart Baker


America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare, Joel Brenner


500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars, Kurt Eichenwald


The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration, Jack Goldsmith


Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency, Daniel Klaidman


Code: and Other Laws of Cyberspace Version 2.0, Lawrence Lessig


The War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective, Michael Lewis, Eric Jensen, Geoffrey Corn, and Victor Hansen


Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, Andrew McCarthy


National Security Law, 2nd Edition, John Norton Moore and Robert F. Turner


Terror in the Balance: Security, Liberty, and the Courts, Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule



Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the wake of 9/11, Richard Posner


Uncertain Shield: The U.S. Intelligence System in Throes of Reform, Richard Posner


In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace (Law and Current Events Masters), David G. Post


Confronting Terror -- 9/11 and the Future of American National Security, Dean Reuter and John Yoo, eds.


Regulating Covert Action: Practices, Contexts and Policies of Covert Coercion Abroad in International and American Law, W. Michael Reisman and Judge James E. Baker


Cyber Warfare -- How Conflicts in Cyberspace Are Challenging America and Changing the World, Paul Rosenzweig


National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars, and Policymakers, Paul Rosenzweig, Timothy J McNulty, and Ellen Shearer, eds.


Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security, Daniel J. Solove


The National Security Court System: A Natural Evolution of Justice in an Age of Terror, Glenn Sulmasy


Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror, Benjamin Wittes


The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Lawrence Wright


War by Other Means: An Insider’s Account of the War on Terror, John Yoo