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Homeland Security and Terrorism: Readings and Interpretations

ISBN-10: 0078026296
ISBN-13: 9780078026294
Edition: 2nd 2014
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Description: A timely, thought-provoking collection of essays from homeland security and terrorism expertsFeaturing contributions by Peter Bergen, Brian Michael Jenkins, Bruce Hoffman, James Carafano, John Sullivan, Stephen Flynn and many others, this volume  More...

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Book details

List price: $110.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

A timely, thought-provoking collection of essays from homeland security and terrorism expertsFeaturing contributions by Peter Bergen, Brian Michael Jenkins, Bruce Hoffman, James Carafano, John Sullivan, Stephen Flynn and many others, this volume addresses:• The complex nature of the contemporary terrorist threat against America• New federal, state, and local efforts to prepare for a terrorist attack and foster resiliency• Legal and ethical dimensions of homeland security• Changing relationships and responsibilities among government, civil society, and private business enterprise

Dr. James Forest has published over a dozen books and teaches courses on terrorism and homeland security for military, law enforcement, and civilian programs.

Brigadier General (retired) Russell D. Howard is an American veteran Special Forces officer, academic, tutor, writer and counter-terrorism strategist. He was the founding Director of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point and Co-Editor of four McGraw-Hill terrorism focused books: Terrorism and Counterterrorism with Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism with Dr. James J. F. Forest, Homeland Security and Terrorism with Dr. James J. F. Forest and Lieutenant Colonel Joanne Moore, and Defeating Terrorism with Lieutenant Colonel Reid L. Sawyer.

Topic Guide
Foreword
Preface
Definitions and Frameworks
Introduction to Unit One
Defining Homeland Security
Changing Homeland Security: What is Homeland Security?
Defining Homeland Security: Analysis and Congressional Considerations Shawn Reese
Defining the Threat
The Terrorism Delusion: America's Overwrought Response to September 11
Assessing the Jihadist Terrorist Threat to America and American Interests
Najibullah Zazi's Plot to Bomb the New York City Subway System: A Case Study of How U.S. Domestic Counterterrorism Operates Joshua Sinai
Lessons from Mumbai: Assessing Armed Assault Threats to the United States
Preventing Lone Wolf Terrorism: Some CT Approaches Addressed
Specific Areas of Vulnerability
Flight of Fancy? Air Passenger Security Since 9/11
Soft Targets, Hard Choices
Cyber Threats: Ten Issues to Consider
Homeland Security on the Hyperborder: U.S.-Mexico Drag War Interactions
Response and Resilience
Introduction to Unit Two
National Response
Coordinating for Contingencies: Taking Stock of Post-9/11 Homeland Security Reforms
Tradition v. Efficiency: What Role for DoD in the Homeland Security?
Have We Succumbed to Nuclear Terror?
The Homeland Security Dilemma: Imagination, Failure and the Escalating Costs of Perfecting Security
DHS: Assessing the Value Proposition
State and Local Response
Information Sharing: Exploring the Intersection of Policing with National and Military Intelligence
Catastrophic Terrorism: Local Response to a National Threat
State and Local Fusion Centers: Emerging Trends and Issues
Fostering Resilience
Critical Transportation Infrastructure And Societal Resilience
Building Population Resilience to Terror Attacks: Unlearned Lessons from Military and Civilian Experience
A Social Infrastructure for Hometown Security: Advancing the Homeland Security Paradigm
Public Security and Civil Liberties
Introduction to Unit Three
Legal and Ethical Controversies in Securing the Homeland
Domestic Intelligence Today: More Security but Less Liberty?
The Future of Security? Surveillance Operations at Homeland Security Fusion Centers
Immigration And National Security: The Illusion of Safety through Local Law Enforcement Action
Competing Perspectives on the USA PATRIOT Act
The USA PATRIOT Act: What's so Patriotic about Trampling on the Bill of Rights?
The USA PATRIOT Act and Information Sharing between the Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities
What Price Security? The USA PATRIOT Act and America's Balance Between Freedom and Security
Alternatives to Explore
Introduction to Unit Four
Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11
Disasters, Catastrophes, and Policy Failure in the Homeland Security Era
Abolish the Department of Homeland Security
Does Homeland Security Exist Outside the United States?
Lessons from the Singapore Home Team Approach to Homefront Security

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