Homeland Security and Terrorism: Readings and Interpretations

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February 8, 2013


Mixed media product, 609 pages


0078026296 / 9780078026294


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A timely, thought-provoking collection of essays from homeland security and terrorism experts

Featuring 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

Table of contents

Homeland Security and Terrorism: Readings and Interpretations, 2e




UNIT ONE: DEFINITIONS AND FRAMEWORKS Introduction to Unit One 1.1: Defining Homeland Security 1.1.1 Changing Homeland Security: What is Homeland Security? Christopher Bellavita 1.1.2 Defining Homeland Security: Analysis and Congressional Considerations Shawn Reese 1.2: Defining the Threat 1.2.1 The Terrorism Delusion: America's Overwrought Response to September 11 John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart 1.2.2 Assessing the Jihadist Terrorist Threat to America and American Interests Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman, and Katherine Tiedemann 1.2.3 Najibullah Zazi's Plot to Bomb the New York City Subway System: A Case Study of How U.S. Domestic Counterterrorism Operates Joshua Sinai 1.2.4 Lessons from Mumbai: Assessing Armed Assault Threats to the United States James Jay Carafano 1.2.5 Preventing Lone Wolf Terrorism: Some CT Approaches Addressed Edwin Bakker and Beatrice de Graff 1.3: Specific Areas of Vulnerability 1.3.1 Flight of Fancy? Air Passenger Security Since 9/11 K. Jack Riley 1.3.2 Soft Targets, Hard Choices James S. Robbins 1.3.3 Cyber Threats: Ten Issues to Consider Frank Cilluffo and Paul Byron Pattak 1.3.4 Homeland Security on the Hyperborder: U.S.-Mexico Drug War Interactions John P. Sullivan UNIT TWO: RESPONSE AND RESILIENCE Introduction to Unit Two 2.1: National Response 2.1.1 Coordinating for Contingencies: Taking Stock of Post-9/11 Homeland Security Reforms Erik Brattberg 2.1.2 Tradition v. Efficiency: What Role for DoD in the Homeland Security? Joanne Moore 2.1.3 Have We Succumbed to Nuclear Terror? Brian Michael Jenkins 2.1.4 The Homeland Security Dilemma: Imagination, Failure and the Escalating Costs of Perfecting Security Frank P. Harvey 2.1.5 DHS: Assessing the Value Proposition David Trybula and John Whitley 2.2: State and Local Response 2.2.1 Information Sharing: Exploring the Intersection of Policing with National and Military Intelligence Gary Cordner and Kathryn Scarborough 2.2.2 Catastrophic Terrorism: Local Response to a National Threat Frank Keating 2.2.3 State and Local Fusion Centers: Emerging Trends and Issues Kevin D. Eack 2.3: Fostering Resilience 2.3.1 Critical Transportation Infrastructure And Societal Resilience Stephen E. Flynn and Sean P. Burke 2.3.2 Building Population Resilience to Terror Attacks: Unlearned Lessons from Military and Civilian Experience Michael T. Kindt 2.3.3 A Social Infrastructure for Hometown Security: Advancing the Homeland Security Paradigm Robert Bach and David Kaufman UNIT THREE: PUBLIC SECURITY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES Introduction to Unit Three 3.1: Legal and Ethical Controversies in Securing the Homeland 3.1.1 Domestic Intelligence Today: More Security but Less Liberty? Erik J. Dahl 3.1.2 The Future of Security? Surveillance Operations at Homeland Security Fusion Centers Torin Monahan 3.1.3 Immigration And National Security: The Illusion of Safety through Local Law Enforcement Action David A. Harris 3.2: Competing Perspectives on the USA PATRIOT Act 3.2.1 The USA PATRIOT Act: What's so Patriotic about Trampling on the Bill of Rights? Nancy Chang 3.2.2 The USA PATRIOT Act and Information Sharing between the Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities Brian H. Hook, Margaret J. A. Peterlin, and Peter L. Welsh 3.2.3 What Price Security? The USA PATRIOT Act and America's Balance Between Freedom and Security Roger Dean Golden UNIT FOUR: ALTERNATIVES TO EXPLORE Introduction to Unit Four 4.1.1 Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11 Gene L. Dodaro 4.2.1 Disasters, Catastrophes, and Policy Failure in the Homeland Security Era Thomas A. Birkland 4.3.1 Abolish the Department of Homeland Security David Rittgers 4.4.1 Does Homeland Security Exist Outside the United States? Nadav Morag 4.5.1 Lessons from the Singapore Home Team Approach to Homefront Security Susan Sim

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