"The law of war is a part of our military heritage, and obeying it is the right thing to do," he wrote in the foreword. "But we also know that the law of war poses no obstacle to fighting well and prevailing. Nations have developed the law of war to be fundamentally consistent with the military doctrines that are the basis for effective combat operations."
"Folks, I know there is a hurry to get this out," CIA General Counsel Stephen W. Preston wrote in an email, but he cautioned care was required to "ascertain whether providing it conflicts with express instructions from NSS/DOJ/FBI that, in light of the criminal investigation, we are not to generate statements with assessments as to who did this etc. — even internally, let alone for public release."