Homeland Security and Terrorism: Readings and Interpretations / Edition 1

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Overview

The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Series draws on frontline government, military, and business experts to detail what individuals and businesses can and must do to understand and move forward in this challenging new environment.

Books in this timely and noteworthy series will cover everything from the balance between freedom and safety to strategies for protection of intellectual, business, and personal property to structures and goals of terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda.

Homeland Security and Terrorism is a comprehensive collection of essays and articles addressing the problems and solutions of maintaining openness and freedom in American society, while providing protection against future terrorist incidents. Noted contributors including former Oklahoma governor Frank Keating discuss relevant matters from the changing relationships and responsibilities among government, industry, and private citizens to strategies for minimizing tensions between establishing defensive measures and the financial and societal costs of those matters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071452823
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/16/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 675,379
  • Product dimensions: 1.03 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 7.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Brigadier General (retired) Russell Howard, a career Special Forces officer, is the former Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy. He has had numerous antiterror and counterterror responsibilities and has taught and published books and articles on terrorism subjects.

James Forest is the Director of Terrorism Studies and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Military Academy. His teaching, research and publications focus on terrorist recruitment and training.

Major Joanne Moore is a career Army officer, currently serving in Iraq. Until recently, she served as an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Military Academy, teaching courses on American politics and homeland security.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Homeland security and the new terrorism 4
Ch. 2 Did 9/11 matter? : terrorism and counterterrorism trends : present, past, and future 19
Ch. 3 Putting WMD terrorism into perspective 31
Ch. 4 Invasive species : the biological threat to America 43
Ch. 5 The logic of suicide terrorism 59
Ch. 6 The strategic logic of suicide terrorism 71
Ch. 7 Aviation security : promise or reality? 108
Ch. 8 Improving public surface transportation security : what do we do now? 128
Ch. 9 Border security : closing the ingenuity gap 142
Ch. 10 Cyber threats : ten issues to consider 167
Ch. 11 Securing America's critical infrastructures : a top priority for the department of homeland security 176
Ch. 12 Seacurity : improving the security of the global sea-container shipping system 182
Ch. 13 Terrorism and security issues facing the water infrastructure sector 195
Ch. 14 Food biosecurity : food supply and bioterrorism 206
Ch. 15 Managing intergovernmental response to terrorism and other extreme events 217
Ch. 16 Terrorism early warning groups : regional intelligence to combat terrorism 235
Ch. 17 Strategic planning for first responders : lessons learned from the NY fire department 246
Ch. 18 Catastrophic terrorism : local response to a national threat 259
Ch. 19 Terrorism and the battle for homeland security 266
Ch. 20 National strategy : building capability for the long haul 272
Ch. 21 American civil security : the U.S. public and homeland security 325
Ch. 22 Terrorists, the media, and homeland security 338
Ch. 23 Leadership through media 355
Ch. 24 The USA PATRIOT act : what's so patriotic about trampling on the bill of rights? 369
Ch. 25 The USA PATRIOT act and information sharing between the intelligence and law enforcement communities 384
Ch. 26 What price security? : the USA PATRIOT act and America's balance between freedom and security 400
Ch. 27 Preventing a communications blackout : the need for telecom redundancy 414
Ch. 28 Risk communication, the West Nile virus epidemic, and bioterrorism : responding to the communication challenges posed by the intentional or unintentional release of a pathogen in an urban setting 426
Ch. 29 How business can defeat terrorism : global financial firms battle the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong 437
Ch. 30 Bioterrorism and the people : how to vaccinate a city against panic 443
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