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Fortress America On the Front Lines of Homeland Security

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ISBN-10: 0553382535

ISBN-13: 9780553382532

Edition: N/A

Authors: Matthew Brzezinski

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Heavily armed guards at the entrances to malls and restaurants. Citizens deemed “suspicious” taken away without formal charges or legal counsel. Would a “safe” America even look like America anymore? One of the few journalists to penetrate the new counter terror initiative, Matthew Brzezinski offers an insider’s look at the new technology, laws, tactics, and persistent vulnerabilities of the post-9/11 era. The result is this startling, sometimes controversial look at what it will take to achieve genuine homeland security and what it may be like to live inside Fortress America Is this what a safe America will look like? • Cameras at airport ticket counters that can tell if you are…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Matthew Brzezinski is an author and journalist. He worked for the NYT in Warsaw in the early 1990s, and was Moscow correspondent for the WSJ. He is the author of CASINO MOSCOW (2002) and FORTRESS AMERICA (2004).

Prologue: "A Failure of Imagination"
The Maximum Security State
Imagination Unbound
The Maximum Security State
The Surveillance State
Enemy of the State
Terrorist Games
The Threat Matrix: Executive Decision
Terrorist Games: The First Responders
Germs Amok: Biowarriors in the ER
The New Colossus
Bureaucrats on the Barricades
The Scientific Sentinels
Cogs in the Machine
Epilogue: Losing Altitude