Each chapter ends with a Chapter Summary, Terrorism and You section and Important Terms and Concepts.
1. Waking of America to Terrorism.
Introduction: Defending the Homeland.
Overview of When Terrorism Strikes Home.
Real Threats and Irrational Fears.
Awakening to Terrorism in America.
Responding to Terrorism in America.
Criminals and Terrorism: Is there a Difference? Does it Matter?
Conclusion: How Did We Get To This Point?
BOX: Consider This: Where to Go if You Want More Information.
2. Terrorism: An Overview.
Introduction: Why Terrorism?
Historical Roots of the Definition of Terrorism.
Early Worldwide Examples of Terrorism.
Class Warfare .
Early Terrorism in America.
The Red Scare and the Cold War.
Conclusion: Terrorism by Any Other Name.
BOX: Consider This: Is There Prejudice Against Muslims?
BOX: Up Close and Personal: Lynne Stewart Convicted.
BOX: Case Study: The Ku Klux Klan.
3. Defending the Homeland by Rule of Law.
Introduction: Responding to Terrorism through Law.
Defending the Homeland with Law.
Early Legislation to Promote National Security.
The Beginning of the Age of Terrorism — 1980: Defending the Homeland by Presidential Directives and Legislation.
Post September 11, 2001 Legislation.
Never Again: Defense of the Patriot Act and the Call for Expanded Powers.
Prosecuting Terrorist to the Fullest Extend of the Law?
Conclusion: The Balance between Liberty and National Security.
BOX: Consider This: What are Military Tribunals?
BOX: Up Close and Personal: The Integrity of the Rule of Law.
BOX: Case Study: Why Gitmo?
4. Terrorists on Main Street, USA.
Introduction: Nearer Than You Think.
The Terrorists: Posed to Strike Main Street.
The Role of the United States in Creating Terrorists: OBL and Al Qeada.
The Terrorists on Main Street.
Preferred Weapon of the Terrorists on Main Street: The Bomb.
BOX: Up Close and Personal:
BOX: Consider This:
BOX: Case Study:
5. Defending Main Street.
Introduction: A Nation in Danger.
Defending Main Street: Intelligence and Prevention.
Prevention: Who Protects Main Street?
Prevention: What is Being Done?
Conclusion: Will it be Enough?
BOX: Up Close and Personal: Citizen Reporting.
BOX: Consider This: Would A National ID Card Help Fight Terrorism?
BOX: Case Study: Surveillance of Main Street.
6. Defending Aviation from Terrorism.
Introduction: Aviation -- The Sleeping Threat.
The Emergence of Aviation Security.
The Aviation Security Revolution.
The New Aviation Security Model: Government Control.
Passenger Identification and Security Screening.
Airport Proximity Security: Aircraft Security During Take Off and Landings.
Conclusion: “The Fear of God”.
BOX: Up Close and Personal: Air Travel in the 21st Century -- New Rules.
BOX: Consider This: Consider This: Security Screening Vigilantes.
Box: Case Study: Checkpoint Security Failures.
7. Defending Main Street against Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Introduction: Trump Card — WMD.
Nuclear Threat from Terrorist.
Biological and Chemical.
Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Problems in Defending the Homeland against Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats.
Conclusion: Thinking Outside the Box.
BOX: Up Close and Personal: Got Security?
BOX: Consider This: Is It Justified to Suspend Civil Rights?
BOX: Case Study: One Man’s Terrorist is Another Man’s Artist.
8. The Day After: Rebuilding Main Street, USA.
Introduction: The Day After.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
3 P’s: Planning, Partnerships and Preparation (PPP).
Emergency Operation Plans.
Emergency Response to Terrorism.
FEMA and Federal Multi-Agency Coordination.
Federal Emergency Response Assistance.
Emergency Response to a Terrorist Attack Involving WMD.
FEMA and State and Local Multi-Agency Coordination.
Other Planning Considerations.
Conclusion: Alphabet Soup — Confusion or Cure?
BOX: Up Close and Personal: The Optimism Bias.
BOX: Consider This: Who’s Liable for Injuries the Day After?
BOX: Case Study: FEMA’s Strategic Plan.
9. Defending Liberty: Today and Tomorrow.
Introduction: A Threat with no end in Sight.
Immigration Control and Border Security.
Conclusion: Can the United States be Terror Proofed?
BOX: Up Close and Personal: May I See Your ID?
BOX: Consider This: Getting Under Your Skin.
BOX: Case Study: Security or Discrimination?
10. The Cost of Freedom.
Introduction: Counting the Costs.
How Terrorists Get Their Money.
The Cost of the War on Terrorism.
The Other Costs of the War on Terrorism: Extremism in the Defense of Liberty.
The Growing Conflict with Foreigners.
Conclusion: Terror-Focused Government.
BOX: Up Close and Personal: Should Those Wrongly Accused be Compensated?
BOX: Consider This: Consider This: 88009.
BOX: Case Study: Freedom of Speech.