National Security

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the ...

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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 What Are the Most Serious Threats to National Security?

1 Terrorists Pose a Serious Threat to National Security Michael Jacobson Matthew Levitt 12

2 The National Security Threat from Terrorism Has Been Exaggerated Steve Chapman 18

3 America's Foreign Oil Dependence Is a Threat to National Security David Sandalow 24

4 America's Foreign Oil Dependence Is Not a Threat to National Security Jerry Taylor Peter Van Doren 31

5 Climate Change Is a Threat to National Security: CNA Corporation 37

6 Climate Change Is Not a Threat to National Security George Neumayr 46

7 Nuclear Proliferation Is a Threat to National Security Graham Allison 51

8 The Threat of Nuclear Proliferation Has Been Exaggerated John Mueller 59

Chapter 2 How Can the United States Best Achieve National Security?

1 Wiretapping and Other Security Measures Keep America Safe Stuart Taylor Jr. 68

2 Illegally Wiretapping Americans Does Not Keep the Nation Safe Russ Feingold 75

3 No-Fly Lists Keep America Safe Kip Hawley 83

4 No-Fly Lists Do Not Keep America Safe Faisal Kutty 89

Chapter 3 How Should National Security Be Balanced with Civil Liberties?

1 Americans Must Trade Some Freedom for National Security K.A. Taipale 97

2 Americans Must Never Trade Freedom for National Security William F. Jasper 104

3 Americans do not have to Choose Between Freedom and Security Doris O. Matsui 112

4 National ID Cards Violate Privacy Jim Harper 117

5 National ID Cards Do Not Violate Privacy Froma Harrop 123

6 Newspapers Should Not Report Stones That Compromise National Security Heather Mac Donald 128

7 Newspapers Have an Obligation to Report All Stories Dante Chinni135

Facts About National Security 141

Organizations to Contact 148

For Further Reading 154

Index 158

Picrure Credits 164

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