Prevent Defense

Rosen, Jeffrey
September 2004
New Republic;9/6/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 10, p16
Discusses anti-terrorism methods employed by the Justice Department since September 11, 2001. Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Richard Mueller, who have reorganized their departments to focus on the prevention of terrorism, rather than investigation and prosecution; Techniques formerly used to detain organized crime figures; Zacarias Moussaoui, who was detained on immigrations violations; Members of a Hezbollah cell in North Carolina, who were convicted of smuggling cigarettes; Many prosecutions under the USA Patriot Act that have no direct connection to terrorism.


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