Naval War College Review


James P. Terry


John Yoo’s most recent book is far more than a defense of the George W. Bush administration, which he served, as some of his many critics may find it. In fact, Crisis and Command is a care- fully documented study of the exercise of presidential power from George Washington to President Obama. This is the last book in a trilogy by Yoo, the first two being The Powers of War and Peace (2005), which explains the found- ers’ original understanding of the foreign-affairs power within the Constitution, and War by Other Means (2006), which discusses the law and logic behind the Bush administration’s counterterrorism policies.