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1 The Case Against the General: Manuel Noriega and the Politics of American Justice  Albert, Steve
0684193752 / 9780684193755 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1993 Scribner's. Remainder marks: bottom page edge and sales code box. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Noticeable store wear to jacket. 456pp, Index, B/W photos.Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'An exhaustive recapitulation of how the US nailed Manuel Noriega, Panama's erstwhile strongman, on drug-trafficking and racketeering charges. Drawing on apparently open access to prosecutors and defense counsel, Albert (an editor of The Recorder, a San Francisco law journal) offers a detailed, if premeditatedly objective, account of a case with geopolitical implications. While he provides much background information--including a rundown on the reasons why the Justice Department sought to indict a military dictator who had ties to an alphabet soup of Washington-based agencies (CIA, DEA, NSC, etc.)--the author focuses on the events surrounding a precedent-setting trial that could take place only after American forces invaded Panama, captured its de facto head of state, and spirited him away to a maximum-security cell beneath Miami's federal courthouse. Albert does a fine job of recounting how government attorneys were able not only to piece together the structure of Colombia's Medellin cartel but also to link Noriega to its criminal activities in the US and elsewhere. In the process, he makes clear that Faustian bargains with narcoterrorists, murderers, money-launderers, corrupt officials, and other felons are a must in obtaining evidence enough to move against the likes of a Noriega....'--Kirkus Reviews, 1993. Keywords: Panamanian, narcotics, Florida, drug lords, classified, testimony, Bush, administration, invasion.  
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