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A War of a Different Kind: Military Force and America's Search for Homeland Security

Recorded on May 6, 2004

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Van Andel Center

The radically new homeland security, military, and legal strategies developed by the United States in the months following the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon are given comprehensive treatment in this book. Stephen M. Duncan draws on a lifetime of military and legal experience to examine the many questions relating to the role of the armed forces in homeland security. Among the diverse subjects the author discusses are military tribunals and the International Criminal Court, the statute governing the use of military personnel in law enforcement, defense transformation, the constitutional power of the president, and the reorganization of the government to meet the terrorist threat. Duncan also discusses the strategy and tactics used in Afghanistan and Iraq and critically evaluates the nation's political leadership before and after the 9/11 attacks.

"New wars require new attitudes and an understanding of the new conditions we face. A War of a Different Kind gives us all this and more in a thoroughly researched and well-written history of our own times."
           - Caspar W. Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense