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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: 10/15/2004

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Adopting a relatively narrow definition of "Homeland Security" as primarily involving protecting the United States "from attacks by individuals or small groups that are not part of a foreign nation," investigative journalist Maxwell presents a documentary reader consisting largely of governmental material such as legislation, presidential proclamations and directives,

Overview

Adopting a relatively narrow definition of "Homeland Security" as primarily involving protecting the United States "from attacks by individuals or small groups that are not part of a foreign nation," investigative journalist Maxwell presents a documentary reader consisting largely of governmental material such as legislation, presidential proclamations and directives, and reports from congressional committees and other government bodies. Some historical perspective is provided in documents such as the Alien and Sedition Acts and similar legislation in the late 18th century, Abraham Lincoln's suspension of Habeas Corpus, World War I restrictions on speech and movement, and similar topics. The remaining material is devoted to issues commonly debated in the wake of the September 11th attacks, including aviation security, immigration policy, coordination of Federal terrorism efforts, transnational threats to "Homeland Security," computer security, the war against Al Qaeda and in Afghanistan, mass detentions in the September 11th investigations, governmental attempts to cut off terrorist funds, the USA PATRIOT Act, continuity-of-government planning, intelligence collection and coordination, executive branch restructuring in the wake of the Homeland Security Act, and federal allocation of funds to first responders. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568028842
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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