"An impressive, wide-ranging, multilayered work. Patrick Hagopian uses the problem of the jurisdictional gap to open up much larger questions—including public attitudes toward military justice and the death of civilians, the hostility toward international law and international legal institutions within sections of U.S. political culture, and the defensive response of political and military hierarchies to any effort to link individual war crimes to the principle of command responsibility.—Kendrick Oliver, author of My Lai in American History and Memory
""At first glance, Patrick Hagopian's important and insightful book might appear of interest to only historians of military law. His careful reconstruction of events, however, reveals a decades-long political episode that let some people get away with murder--literally. . . . American Immunity is comprehensive but concise, impressively documented by primary sources (in sixty pages of footnotes) and clearly written. . . . It is an important and troubling story.""—Journal of American History"