U.S. Homeland Security: A Reference Handbook

U.S. Homeland Security: A Reference Handbook

by Howard Ball
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851098038

ISBN-13: 9781851098033

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

A concept so important, it is among the first words of the U.S. Constitution, the defense of our borders is as essential today as it was more than 200 years ago. In response to the breakdown of that function on September 11, 2001, the administration sponsored the USA PATRIOT Act, and created the Office of Homeland Security. Critics of those actions claim these

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Overview

A concept so important, it is among the first words of the U.S. Constitution, the defense of our borders is as essential today as it was more than 200 years ago. In response to the breakdown of that function on September 11, 2001, the administration sponsored the USA PATRIOT Act, and created the Office of Homeland Security. Critics of those actions claim these measures give too much power to the government and impermissibly impinge on civil liberties; supporters claim they are necessary for national security.

From the 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts to the present, the government has aggressively discharged its duty to ensure domestic tranquility, including jailing dissidents and forcing Japanese American citizens into internment camps. In this book, a leading legal scholar explains in detail the present federal actions and places them in historical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851098033
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

1A brief history of domestic security1
2Creating a cabinet-level department of homeland security27
3Problems facing the DHS and proposed solutions45
4Chronology81
5Biographical profiles91
6Documents117
7Directory of organizations193
8Print and nonprint resources207

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