Private Enemy

Rosen, Jeffrey
July 2002
New Republic;7/8/2002, Vol. 227 Issue 2/3, p14
Comments on the implications of the move of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to file a brief in the case of Yaser Hamdi, an American citizen seized fighting against U.S. forces in Afghanistan, asserting that courts may not second-guess the military's determination that an individual is an enemy combatant. Background on the Hamdi case; Arguments over the case of José Padilla, who was classified as an enemy combatant following his arrest at the O'Hare International Airport for allegedly plotting to build a bomb; Details of two cases cited by Bush's administration to support its position regarding the enemy-combatant classification.


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