Accession Number:

ADA415311

Title:

U.S.A. Patriot Act: Compatriot in Arms or Enemy of American Civil Liberty?

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

To help ensure the physical security of the Homeland, the President requested and the Congress passed the USA Patriot Act. The President in his National Strategy for Homeland Security states that this legislation is an important step in protecting America. This strategic means of combating terrorism and defending the homeland, however, has come under tremendous criticism. There is great concern this Act severely diminishes the civil rights of the American people and violates the Constitution. This paper will analyze the most controversial provisions of the Act, the obstacles they face in the courts of law and public opinion, propose alternative courses of action, and makes a recommendation that will meet the Presidents objective while maintaining public support and withstanding legal challenges.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE