Naval War College Review


Eric Young


For the better part of the last ten years, the word “terrorism,” in some shape or form, has become an integral part of the world’s vocabulary. Whether in regard to military operations, air or sea transportation, law enforcement, cyber communications, or even the environment, responses to perceived or actual threats almost always include some form of counterterrorist activity. With each response, various legal rights, and regimes that society and individuals rely upon and often take for granted, are time and again directly impacted. Whether such impacts are experienced as good or bad depends in great part on one’s ability to understand clearly the issues, which is where Legal Issues in the Struggle against Terror comes in.