As the U.S. government continues the battle against terrorism, Congress—representatives of the people—must develop long-term policies that provide for national security and protect the civil liberties of the American people.
• Chronicles congressional policymaking in the War on Terror, notes its successes and failures, and provides recommendations to improve the congressional role in the US's fight against terror
• Includes up-to-date examples of post-9/11 issues such as military tribunals and electronic surveillance
• Focuses on how Congress handles conflict related to the important issue of War on Terror policymaking
• Explores whether Congress can serve as the voice of the American people in debating the balance between national security and civil liberties