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The definitive guide to the U.S. Homeland Security Department'¬ ;updated with critical new tactics and strategies Homeland Security: A Complete Guidehas been fully updated to address important changes in an entity whose influence is rapidly expanding into new areas. From complex policy issues to common terrorist tactics, this authoritative guide covers everything you need to know about homeland security, such as: National strategies and principles Federal, state and local roles Terrorist history and tactics Cyber-terrorism Business preparedness Critical infrastructure protection Weapons of mass destruction Key policy issues Each chapter includes an overview, learning objectives, source document, discussion topic, summary, and quiz. Mark A. Sauteris COO of the Chesapeake Innovation Center, America's first business accelerator for homeland security technology. He served as a U.S. Army infantry and Special Forces officer. James Jay Carafanois the Deputy Director of The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies and Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. He writes a weekly column on national security affairs for the Washington Examiner newspapers.
Table of Contents
Part 1: HOW WE GOT HERE FROM THERE: THE EMERGENCE OFCONTEMPORARY HOMELAND SECURITY Chapter 1: Homeland Security: The American Tradition Chapter 2: The Road to 9/11: Contemporary Terrorism and the Meaning of the September 11 Attacks Chapter 3: The Birth of Contemporary Homeland Security:The National Response to 9/11 and Its Aftermath
Part 2: HOMELAND SECURITY: PRINCIPLES, PARTICIPANTS,STRATEGIES, AND TOOLS Chapter 4: Homeland Security Roles, Responsibilities, and Jurisdictions: International, Federal, State, and Local Government and Private Sector Responsibilities Chapter 5: Thinking Homeland Security: Theory, Strategy,Decision-Making, Planning, and Analysis Tools Chapter 6: Intelligence for Homeland Security: Process, Methods,Structure, and Resources Chapter 7: Domestic Counterterrorism: Investigating, Preventing, and Responding to Terrorist Plots Chapter 8: Homeland Defense and Support to Civil Authorities: Military Support for Homeland Security Chapter 9: Incident Management and Emergency Management:Responding to Human-made and Natural Disasters
Part 3: UNDERSTANDING THREATS: FROM TERRORISM TO NATURAL DISASTERS Chapter 10: The Mind of the Terrorist: Why They Hate Chapter 11: The Transnational Dimensions of Terrorism:From State Sponsors to Islamist Extremists Chapter 12: Domestic Terrorist Groups and Radicalization:The Threat Next Door Chapter 13: Terrorist Operations and Tactics: How Attacks Are Planned and Executed Chapter 14: Weapons of Mass Destruction: UnderstandingReal Threats and Getting Beyond Hype Chapter 15: Understanding Disasters and Mass Emergencies:From Earthquakes to Pandemics and Beyond
Part 4: HOMELAND SECURITY IN ACTION: PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES Chapter 16: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Key Assets: Protecting America’s Most Important Targets Chapter 17: Business Preparedness, Continuity, and Recovery: Private Sector Response Chapter 18: Public Awareness and Personal, Family, and Community Preparedness: Challenges and Solutions Chapter 19: The Nation Responds: Volunteer, Faith-based, Business,and Nongovernmental Assets Chapter 20: Domain Security: Border, Maritime, and Aviation Security Chapter 21: Cybersecurity: Protecting Cyberspace and Digital Technology
Appendix A: SIGNIFICANT FOILED U.S. TERROR PLOTS FROM 9/11 TO 2011 Appendix B: PROFILES OF SIGNIFICANT ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST GROUPS AND STATE SPONSORS