National Security Law and the Constitution


National Security Law and the Constitution



National Security Law and the Constitution provides a comprehensive examination and analysis of the inherent tension between the Constitution and select national security policies, and it explores the multiple dimensions of that conflict. Specifically, the Second Edition comprehensively explores the constitutional foundation for the development of national security policy and the exercise of a wide array of national security powers. Each chapter focuses on critically important precedents, offering targeted questions following each case to assist students in identifying key concepts to draw from the primary sources. Offering students a comprehensive yet focused treatment of key national security law concepts, National Security Law and the Constitution is well suited for a course that is as much an advanced "as applied" constitutional law course as it is a national security law or international relations course.

New to the Second Edition:

  • New author Gary Corn is the program director for the Tech, Law and Security Program at American University Washington College of Law, and most recently served as the Staff Judge Advocate to U.S. Cyber Command, the capstone to a distinguished career spanning over twenty-seven years as a military lawyer
  • Two new chapters: Chapter 1 (An Introduction to the "National Security" Constitution), and Chapter 17 (National Security in the Digital Age)



Publication Date



Wolters Kluwer


New York


Constitution, National Security Policies, National Security Law, National Security in the Digital Age, international relations, war powers, military force, national security, crime, information, economic sanctions


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National Security Law and the Constitution