Terrorism and America: A Commonsense Strategy for a Democratic Society

Terrorism and America: A Commonsense Strategy for a Democratic Society

by Philip B. Heymann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262581973

ISBN-13: 9780262581974

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

The bombings of the World Trade Center and the Oklahoma City federal building have shown that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere in the United States.
Around the globe, massacres, hijackings, and bombings of airliners are frequent reminders of the threat of terrorism. The use of poison gas in the Tokyo subway has raised the specter of even more horrible

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Overview

The bombings of the World Trade Center and the Oklahoma City federal building have shown that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere in the United States.
Around the globe, massacres, hijackings, and bombings of airliners are frequent reminders of the threat of terrorism. The use of poison gas in the Tokyo subway has raised the specter of even more horrible forms of terror -- including the use of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.In this book, Philip Heymann argues that the United States and other democracies can fight terrorism while preserving liberty and maintaining a healthy, unified society. Drawing on his experience in the US
Departments of State and Justice, he shows how domestic and foreign intelligence-gathering can thwart terrorism, how the United States must cooperate and share information with its allies, and how terrorism can be prevented in many cases. Terrorism will never disappear completely, but the policies Heymann offers can limit the harm to Americans and protect the integrity of US governmental processes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262581974
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Belfer Center Studies in International Security
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Ch. 1An Introduction to Terrorism1
Ch. 2The Special Problems Presented by International Terrorism19
Ch. 3Hostage and Other Negotiations35
Ch. 4International Cooperation in Preventing and Punishing Terrorism47
Ch. 5State-Sponsored Terrorism and Retaliation65
Ch. 6Prevention of Terrorism: An Overview79
Ch. 7Using the Criminal Justice System to Catch and Punish105
Ch. 8Domestic Intelligence-Gathering and Processing in the United States129
Ch. 9A Strategy of Common Sense153
Notes159
Index167
About the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs180

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