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Regulating Covert Action: Practices, Contexts and Policies of Covert Coercion Abroad in International and American Law. By W. Michael Reisman and James E. Baker. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992. Pp. vi, 239. Index. $28.50.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 February 2017

Jules Lobel*
University of Pittsburgh School of Law


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Copyright © American Society of International Law 1994

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1 The authors include an appendix listing covert operations brought to the attention of the UN Security Council from 1969 to 1988.

2 See, e.g., Resort to War and Armed Force, 1979 Digest, §1, at 1749, and 1974 Digest, §1, at 700.

3 See particularly Lori Fisler Damrosch, Politics Across Borders: Nonintervention and Nonforcible Influence over Domestic Affairs, 83 AJIL 1 (1989), for an excellent in-depth discussion of nonforcible covert action.

4 See Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicar. v. U.S.), Merits, 1986 ICJ Rep. 14 (June 27).

5 Corfu Channel, 1949 ICJ Rep. 4, 35 (Apr. 9); see generally Oscar Schachter, The Legality of Pro-Democratic Invasion, 78 AJIL 645 (1984).