Homeland Security: Assessing the First Five Years

Homeland Security: Assessing the First Five Years

by Michael Chertoff
     
 

Michael Chertoff outlines a long-term strategy for protecting America from terrorist attacks and preparing for effective responses to man-made and natural disasters. The former homeland security secretary also urges the nation to resist complacency, maintain its resolve, and build on past successes.

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Michael Chertoff outlines a long-term strategy for protecting America from terrorist attacks and preparing for effective responses to man-made and natural disasters. The former homeland security secretary also urges the nation to resist complacency, maintain its resolve, and build on past successes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812242027
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,038,707
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Lee H. Hamilton

THREATS
1 Assessing the Dangers
2 The Ideological Roots of Terror

PREVENTION
3 Securing the Border—and Reforming Immigration
4 Using Every Tool
5 Why Soft Power Works
6 Why Washington Won't Work

PROTECTION: REDUCING VULNERABILITIES
7 Protecting and Preserving Infrastructure
8 Cybersecurity
9 Responding to IEDs at Home
10 Managing Identity

PREPARATION AND RESPONSE
11 Managing Risk
12 Biological Threats and Biodefenses
13 The Question of FEMA and Homeland Security

INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS
14 Cooperation and Consensus Abroad
15 The Responsibility to Contain

Conclusion: Before September 11—and Since

Notes
Index

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