Homeland Security: a Documentary History / Edition 1

Homeland Security: a Documentary History / Edition 1

by Bruce Maxwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568028849

ISBN-13: 9781568028842

Pub. Date: 12/22/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Homeland Security: A Documentary History provides a rich and relevant exploration of the most important aspects of homeland security. Beginning with a discussion of the concept and definition of homeland security, this volume brings together more than 140 documents to trace the history, issues, and results of homeland security concerns. Documents include executive…  See more details below

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Homeland Security: A Documentary History provides a rich and relevant exploration of the most important aspects of homeland security. Beginning with a discussion of the concept and definition of homeland security, this volume brings together more than 140 documents to trace the history, issues, and results of homeland security concerns. Documents include executive orders and directives, transcripts of congressional hearings, texts of congressional resolutions, studies conducted by commissions appointed by the president or Congress Supreme Court decisions, rules published in the Federal Register, transcripts of speeches by federal officials, resolutions adopted by state and local governments statements by the staff of the 9/11 Commission, and reports by government watchdogs. Arranged chronologically, each chapter enhances understanding by follow a particular topic or issue through a series of studies, reports, and discoveries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568028842
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/22/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Laws provide broad powers to deport aliens and penalize speech1
President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus11
World War I laws limit speech and movement17
Japanese internment during World War II27
McCarthy charges that communists infest the state department40
Bill authorizes detention caps and requires communist registration52
Review of intelligence agencies63
Supreme Court limits presidential power regarding internal security cases75
Intelligence agencies and civil liberties80
Aviation security before September 11, 200197
The 1993 bombing of the Word Trade Center125
Bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma129
Weapons of mass destruction draw increased attention138
Compute security problems said to threaten homeland security161
Analysis of Osama Bin Laden threat changed over time176
Immigration agency reviews and reforms186
Defence science board examines transnational threats199
General accounting office urges better coordination of federal terrorism efforts210
Experts warn of increasing threats to the American homeland220
Bush condemns terrorist attacks against the United States241
America prepares for war against al Qaeda and in Afghanistan248
President Bush creates the office of homeland security258
Aviation security on September 11, 2001273
More than 1,200 people detained in September 11 investigation289
U.S. and foreign governments attempt to cut off terrorist funds303
Bioterrorism strikes the United States319
Supporters, critics face off over parts of USA patriot act329
Federal actions aimed at preserving continuity of government355
FBI transforms itself to fight terrorism371
Congressional investigation fault intelligence agencies in terrorist attacks391
Immigration and border security receive renewed attention after attacks407
Executive branch, congress restructure for homeland security429
Studies analyze federal allocations for first responders442
9/11 commission primarily focuses on intelligence reforms456
Department of homeland security organizational chart477

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