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The Law as a Weapon

The Law as a Weapon

(p.71) 5 The Law as a Weapon
Act of Justice
Burrus M. Carnahan
University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses the fact that the U.S. military commanders in the field started using the law of war as a weapon against the rebels. The president had even begun this process in April when he claimed the right to prohibit neutral trade with Southern seaports by placing them under a blockade.

Keywords:   U.S. military commanders, law of war, rebels, neutral trade, Southern seaports, blockade

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