Homeland Security: a Documentary History / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568028842
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/22/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Laws provide broad powers to deport aliens and penalize speech 1
President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus 11
World War I laws limit speech and movement 17
Japanese internment during World War II 27
McCarthy charges that communists infest the state department 40
Bill authorizes detention caps and requires communist registration 52
Review of intelligence agencies 63
Supreme Court limits presidential power regarding internal security cases 75
Intelligence agencies and civil liberties 80
Aviation security before September 11, 2001 97
The 1993 bombing of the Word Trade Center 125
Bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 129
Weapons of mass destruction draw increased attention 138
Compute security problems said to threaten homeland security 161
Analysis of Osama Bin Laden threat changed over time 176
Immigration agency reviews and reforms 186
Defence science board examines transnational threats 199
General accounting office urges better coordination of federal terrorism efforts 210
Experts warn of increasing threats to the American homeland 220
Bush condemns terrorist attacks against the United States 241
America prepares for war against al Qaeda and in Afghanistan 248
President Bush creates the office of homeland security 258
Aviation security on September 11, 2001 273
More than 1,200 people detained in September 11 investigation 289
U.S. and foreign governments attempt to cut off terrorist funds 303
Bioterrorism strikes the United States 319
Supporters, critics face off over parts of USA patriot act 329
Federal actions aimed at preserving continuity of government 355
FBI transforms itself to fight terrorism 371
Congressional investigation fault intelligence agencies in terrorist attacks 391
Immigration and border security receive renewed attention after attacks 407
Executive branch, congress restructure for homeland security 429
Studies analyze federal allocations for first responders 442
9/11 commission primarily focuses on intelligence reforms 456
Department of homeland security organizational chart 477
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