Since the Nuremberg Trials, the United States has often been at the forefront of holding war criminals accountable and fighting genocide. But some critics wonder whether the war on terror has undermined America’s moral authority. A new book, “Hiding in Plain Sight,” examines that tension as it traces the dramatic pursuit of fugitive war criminals from World War II to the present day. We talk to two of the book’s authors.
Eric Stover, faculty director of the Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley, School of Law
Alexa Koenig, executive director, UC Berkeley's Human Rights Center; Lecturer-in-Residence, UC Berkeley School of Law
Allan Ryan, former director, Office of Special Investigations, Criminal Division of the U.S. Justice Department