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This textbook is a comprehensive account of the components of Homeland Security. The volume’s chapters discuss how Homeland Security is defined, the threats it is intended to counter and manage, the foundations of emergency management, how Homeland Security is organized in the United States, the function and operations of organizations involved in Homeland Security, disaster response and recovery, threats to the homeland presented by international terrorism, domestic terrorism, border and transportation security, the role of intelligence in Homeland Security, and the future of Homeland Security. Each chapter begins with objectives and concludes with a summary, definition of key terms, discussion questions, and reference resources.
—Book review by Dr. Joshua Sinai appearing in Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2014