National Security

National Security

by Kim Masters Evans




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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781414433806
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 04/10/2009
Series: Information Plus Reference Series
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 A Historical Overview 1

Chapter 2 The Organization of National Security 19

Chapter 3 Terrorism 39

Chapter 4 The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq 59

Chapter 5 Homeland Security 83

Chapter 6 Countries of Concern 97

Chapter 7 Proliferation of Weapons 113

Chapter 8 American Civil Liberties 127

Chapter 9 Human and Legal Rights of Detainees 139

Chapter 10 U.S. Relations with the Islamic World 151

Important Names and Addresses 165

Resources 167

Index 169

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