Homeland Security and Terrorism: Readings and Interpretations

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2013-02-08
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A timely, thought-provoking collection of essays from homeland security and terrorism experts

Featuring contributions by Peter Bergen, Brian Michael Jenkins, Bruce Hoffman, James Carafano, John Sullivan, Stephen Flynn and many others, this volume addresses:

• The complex nature of the contemporary terrorist threat against America

• New federal, state, and local efforts to prepare for a terrorist attack and foster resiliency

• Legal and ethical dimensions of homeland security

• Changing relationships and responsibilities among government, civil society, and private business enterprise

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents

Homeland Security and Terrorism: Readings and Interpretations, 2e

[Homeland Security and Terrorism, 2nd Edition

James J.F. Forest, Russell D. Howard, and Joanne Moore]

Topic Guide

Foreword by Bruce Hoffman



Introduction to Unit One

1.1: Defining Homeland Security

1.1.1 Changing Homeland Security: What is Homeland Security?

Christopher Bellavita

1.1.2 Defining Homeland Security: Analysis and Congressional Considerations

Shawn Reese

1.2: Defining the Threat

1.2.1 The Terrorism Delusion: America's Overwrought Response to September 11

John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart

1.2.2 Assessing the Jihadist Terrorist Threat to America and American Interests

Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman, Katherine Tiedemann

1.2.3 Najibullah Zazi's Plot to Bomb the New York City Subway System: A Case Study of How U.S. Domestic Counterterrorism Operates

Joshua Sinai

1.2.4 Lessons from Mumbai: Assessing Armed Assault Threats to the United States

James Jay Carafano

1.2.5 Preventing Lone Wolf Terrorism: Some CT Approaches Addressed

Edwin Bakker and Beatrice de Graff

1.3: Specific Areas of Vulnerability

1.3.1 Flight of Fancy? Air Passenger Security Since 9/11

Jack Riley

1.3.2 Soft Targets, Tough Choices

James S. Robbins

1.3.3 Cyber Threats, Ten Issues to Consider

Frank J. Cilluffo and Paul Byron Pattak

1.3.4 Homeland Security on the Hyperborder: US-Mexico Drug War Interactions

John P. Sullivan


Introduction to Unit Two

2.1: National Response

2.1.1 Coordinating for Contingencies: Taking Stock of Post-9/11 Homeland Security Reforms

Erik Brattberg

2.1.2 Organizing the DoD for Homeland Defense and Homeland Security

Joanne Moore

2.1.3 Have We Succumbed to Nuclear Terror?

Brian Michael Jenkins

2.1.4 The Homeland Security Dilemma: Imagination, Failure, and the Escalating Costs of Perfecting Security

Frank P. Harvey

2.1.5 DHS: Assessing the Value Proposition

David Trybula and John Whitley

2.2: State and Local Response

2.2.1 Improving Homeland Security at the State Level

James E. Steiner

2.2.2 Catastrophic Terrorism: Local Response to a National Threat

Frank Keating

2.2.3 State and Local Fusion Centers: Emerging Trends and Issues

Kevin Eack

2.3: Fostering Resiliency

2.3.1 Critical Transportation Infrastructure and Societal Resilience.

Stephen E. Flynn and Sean P. Burke

2.3.2 Building Population Resilience to Terror Attacks

Michael Kindt

2.3.3 A Social Infrastructure for Hometown Security: Advancing the Homeland Security Paradigm

Robert Bach and David J. Kaufman


Introduction to Unit Three

3.1: Legal and Ethical Controversies in Securing the Homeland

3.1.1 Domestic Intelligence Today: More Security But Less Liberty

Erik J. Dahl

3.1.2 The Future of Security? Surveillance Operations at Homeland Security Fusion Centers

Torin Monahan

3.1.3 Immigration and National Security

David A. Harris

3.2: Competing Perspectives on the USA PATRIOT Act

3.2.1 The USA Patriot Act: What's so Patriotic about Trampling on the Bill of Rights?

Nancy Chang

3.2.2 The USA Patriot Act and Information Sharing Between the Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities

Brian H. Hook, Margaret J.A. Peterlin, and Peter L. Welsh

3.2.3 What Price Security? The USA PATRIOT Act and America's Balance between Freedom and Security

Roger Dean Golden


Introduction to Unit Four

4.1.1 Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11

Gene L. Dodaro

4.1.2 Disasters, Catastrophes, and Policy Failure in the Homeland Security Era

Thomas A. Birkland

4.1.3 Abolish the Department of Homeland Security

David Rittgers

4.1.4 Does Homeland Security Exist Outside the United States?

Nadav Morag

4.1.5 Learning from Singapore's Home Team Concept

Susan Sim

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