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Volume 13, Issue 2.
A Lebanese terrorist was recently convicted in a US court for hijacking a Jordanian airliner. Although the Americans on board the plane were unharmed, the FBI orchestrated an elaborate maneuver and captured the terrorist on board a Cypriot vessel in international waters. Alfred P. Rubin argues that such an extraterritorial application of US criminal ... read morelaw was a serious mistake, violating international law. He maintains that the international political implications of such legal maneuverings are more important than the arrest or conviction of a single terrorist