Debating the War on Terrorism

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Lansford (U. of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast) and Watson (Florida Atlantic U.) provide 20 "debate briefs" summing up the pro and con sides of 20 issues arising from the U.S. war on terror in a textbook designed for readers of different educational levels from high-school onwards. The pro and con briefs, usually authored by the same contributor, explore issues related to immigration policy, the powers of the Department of Homeland Security, the Bush administration's response to September 11th, U.S. ...
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Lansford (U. of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast) and Watson (Florida Atlantic U.) provide 20 "debate briefs" summing up the pro and con sides of 20 issues arising from the U.S. war on terror in a textbook designed for readers of different educational levels from high-school onwards. The pro and con briefs, usually authored by the same contributor, explore issues related to immigration policy, the powers of the Department of Homeland Security, the Bush administration's response to September 11th, U.S. unilateralism, the doctrine of "pre- emptive strikes," the necessity of global disarmament, the U.S. role in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the use of economic sanctions against states supporting terrorists. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9780757505027
  • Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction 1
The Domestic Front
Debate 1 It is Necessary to Curtail Civil Liberties at Home in Order to Protect National Security 11
Debate 2 The CIA Should Play a Greater Role in Domestic Counterintelligence 19
Debate 3 As Part of the War on Terrorism, Immigration Policy Should Be Revised and Restricted 27
Debate 4 The President Needs Expanded War Powers to Fight the War on Terrorism 34
Debate 5 The Department of Homeland Security Should Be Given Broader Powers 43
Debate 6 Federalizing Airport Security is a Necessary Response to Terrorist Threats 52
Debate 7 The Intelligence Community Failed by Not Preventing the Attacks on 11 September 2001 59
Debate 8 The Political Parties Have Politicized the War on Terrorism 67
Debate 9 The Bush Administration Responded Appropriately to the Terrorist Attacks Against the United States 74
Debate 10 Terrorism is the Most Significant Threat Faced by the United States in the Twenty-first Century 82
The International Front
Debate 11 The United States Should Be Willing to Fight the War on Terrorism Without International Support 93
Debate 12 NATO's Main Mission Should Now Be Counterterrorism 101
Debate 13 The United States is Justified in Using Nuclear Weapons in Response to a Terrorist Attack 110
Debate 14 Pre-emptive Strikes Are An Effective Way of Combating Potential Terrorist Attacks 118
Debate 15 The 11 September 2001 Attacks Reinforced the Need for Disarmament on a Global Level 127
Debate 16 The United States Should Play a Greater Role in Solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict 135
Debate 17 Economic Sanctions Are An Effective Tool To Use Against States Supporting Terrorists 143
Debate 18 The Best Means to Combat Radical Islamic Terrorism Is Democratic Change in the Mideast 152
Debate 19 The Military Campaign in Afghanistan (2001-2002) Was a Model for Future Actions 160
Debate 20 Counterterrorism Campaigns Should be Based on Criminal Law and International Tribunals 169
Recording Your Votes 179
Debate Brief 181
Appendix A. List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations 221
Appendix B. Significant Terrorist Incidents (Up to 11 September 2001) 223
About the Contributors 229
About the Editors 231
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