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By James E. White

Excerpted chapters from the 9th version of White modern ethical difficulties made on hand to supply readers with a short anthology for the learn of the ethics of conflict, terrorism, torture, and assassination. Supported with challenge circumstances, an illuminating introductory essay, and examine questions, this article is going to interact scholars in a single of the main the most important ethical debates of our time. Readings representing divergent viewpoints will problem them to increase their very own severe positions. this article is on the market both as a standalone reader or should be bundled with the other Wadsworth identify.

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In line with the war model, they lack the usual rights of criminal suspects—the presumption of innocence, the right to a hearing to determine guilt, the opportunity to prove that the authorities have grabbed the wrong man. But, in line with the law model, they are considered unlawful combatants. Because they are not uniformed forces, they lack the rights of prisoners of war and are liable to criminal punishment. Initially, the American government declared that the Guantanamo Bay prisoners have no rights under the Geneva Conventions.

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These are characteristics of the war model. a. Abdullah al Muhajir, and Yasser Esam Hamdi) have been held in American military prisons, with no crimes charged, no opportunity to consult counsel, and no hearing. The President described Padilla as “a bad man” who aimed to build a nuclear “dirty” bomb and use it against America; and the Justice Department has classified both men as “enemy combatants” who may be held indefi nitely. S. ” The phrase comes from the 1942 Supreme Court case Ex parte Quirin, but all the Court says there is that “an enemy combatant who without uniform comes secretly through the lines for the purpose of waging war by destruction of life or property” would “not .

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