Wiley Pathways Introduction to Homeland Security Understanding Terrorism With an Emergency Management Perspective

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  • Copyright: 2008-03-21
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Table of Contents

Understanding a New National Priority: 9/11, Homeland Security, and Emergency Managementp. 1
Introductionp. 2
9/11: A Wake-up Callp. 2
Self-Checkp. 3
A Growing Threatp. 4
Self-Checkp. 6
The Nature of Homeland Securityp. 6
Self-Checkp. 10
Disciplines Involved in Homeland Security and the Emergency Management Professionp. 11
The Role of Emergency Managementp. 11
Important Terminologyp. 15
Self-Checkp. 17
Summaryp. 17
Assess Your Understandingp. 18
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 20
Key Termsp. 21
Referencesp. 23
Identifying Terrorism: Ideologically Motivated Acts of Violencep. 25
Introductionp. 26
Defining Terrorismp. 26
Self-Checkp. 28
Common Characteristics of Terrorismp. 28
Self-Checkp. 29
Types of Terrorismp. 29
Self-Checkp. 32
Relation of Terrorism to Other Disastersp. 32
Self-Checkp. 35
Summaryp. 35
Assess Your Understandingp. 36
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 38
Key Termsp. 39
Referencesp. 40
Recognizing the Causes of Terrorism: Differing Perspectives and the Role of Ideologyp. 41
Introductionp. 42
Frequently Mentioned Causesp. 42
Historical Grievancesp. 42
U.S. Foreign Policyp. 43
Povertyp. 45
Self-Checkp. 45
Political Causesp. 46
Politicsp. 46
Political Systemsp. 47
Political Functionsp. 48
Political Structurep. 48
Self-Checkp. 50
Cultural and Religious Causesp. 50
Cultural Dimensions of Terrorismp. 50
The Role of Religion in Terrorismp. 51
Self-Checkp. 53
Ideologyp. 54
Understanding Ideologiesp. 54
Ideological Dimensions and Terrorismp. 55
Self-Checkp. 57
Summaryp. 57
Assess Your Understandingp. 58
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 59
Key Termsp. 60
Referencesp. 62
Comprehending Terrorists and Their Behavior: Who They are and What They Dop. 63
Introductionp. 64
Terrorists and Terrorist Organizationsp. 64
Classifying Terroristsp. 67
Self-Checkp. 69
Personal Characteristics of Terroristsp. 69
Distinct Differencesp. 70
Self-Checkp. 72
The Behavior and Tactics of Terroristsp. 72
Propagandap. 72
Recruitingp. 73
Financingp. 74
Trainingp. 75
False Documents, Travel, and Safe Havenp. 76
Code Words and Secret Communicationsp. 77
Planningp. 77
Obtaining Weaponsp. 79
Initiating Acts of Civil Disorder or Terrorismp. 79
Self-Checkp. 81
Summaryp. 81
Assess Your Understandingp. 82
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 84
Key Termsp. 84
Referencesp. 86
Uncovering the Dynamic Nature of Terrorism: History and Change over Timep. 87
Introductionp. 88
The Appearance of Terrorismp. 88
Self-Checkp. 90
The Evolution of Terrorism Abroadp. 90
Self-Checkp. 93
Terrorism and the United Statesp. 94
Self-Checkp. 97
Terrorism Todayp. 97
Self-Checkp. 101
Summaryp. 101
Assess Your Understandingp. 102
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 104
Key Termsp. 105
Referencesp. 106
Evaluating a Major Dilemma: Terrorism, the Media, and Censorshipp. 107
Introductionp. 108
Changes in the Media over Timep. 108
Self-Checkp. 109
Terrorists and the Mediap. 109
Self-Checkp. 112
The Media and Terrorismp. 112
Self-Checkp. 115
Government and the Mediap. 115
Self-Checkp. 116
Censorship and Self-Censorshipp. 117
Self-Checkp. 120
Summaryp. 120
Assess Your Understandingp. 121
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 122
Key Termsp. 123
Referencesp. 124
Contemplating a Quandary: Terrorism, Security, and Libertyp. 125
Introductionp. 126
War, Terrorism, and Lawp. 126
Self-Checkp. 128
Security and Libertyp. 128
Self-Checkp. 131
Cases and Considerationsp. 131
Self-Checkp. 136
Summaryp. 136
Assess Your Understandingp. 137
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 139
Key Termsp. 139
Referencesp. 140
Preventing Terrorist Attacks: Root Causes, Law, Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism, and Border Controlp. 141
Introductionp. 142
Addressing Root Causesp. 142
Self-Checkp. 144
Policy and Legislationp. 144
Laws Prior to 9/11p. 144
Legislation after 9/11p. 145
Self-Checkp. 148
Intelligencep. 148
The Need for Intelligencep. 149
The Intelligence Cyclep. 150
Challenges Facing the Intelligence Communityp. 151
Successesp. 154
Self-Checkp. 155
Counter-terrorismp. 156
Risky Operationsp. 157
Learning from Other Nationsp. 158
Controversy Regarding Counter-terrorismp. 160
Self-Checkp. 161
Border Controlp. 162
What Is the Border?p. 162
Our Porous Borderp. 162
Participants Involved in Border Controlp. 164
Measures to Secure Bordersp. 165
Self-Checkp. 168
Summaryp. 168
Assess Your Understandingp. 169
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 171
Key Termsp. 172
Referencesp. 175
Protecting Against Potential Attacks: Threat Assessment and Security Enhancementp. 177
Introductionp. 178
Assessing Threatsp. 178
Critical Infrastructure, Key Assets, and Soft Targetsp. 178
Working with Others to Identify Threatsp. 182
Points of Considerationp. 184
Self-Checkp. 188
Structural and Non-Structural Mitigationp. 188
Architectural Design and Constructionp. 189
Zoning and Set Back Regulationsp. 190
Other Security Measuresp. 191
Self-Checkp. 195
Summaryp. 195
Assess Your Understandingp. 196
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 198
Key Termsp. 198
Referencesp. 200
Preparing for the Unthinkable: Readiness for Terrorismp. 201
Introductionp. 202
The Importance and Nature of Preparednessp. 202
Federal and State Initiativesp. 203
Self-Checkp. 208
Setting the Foundationp. 208
Preparedness Councilsp. 208
Ordinancesp. 209
Budgets and Grantsp. 210
EOCp. 212
Self-Checkp. 213
Planningp. 214
Self-Checkp. 216
Other Measuresp. 216
Trainingp. 216
Exercisesp. 217
Community Educationp. 219
Self-Checkp. 222
Summaryp. 222
Assess Your Understandingp. 223
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 225
Key Termsp. 226
Referencesp. 228
Responding to Attacks: Important Functions and Coordination Mechanismsp. 229
Introductionp. 230
Major Prioritiesp. 230
Safety and Securityp. 231
Search and Rescuep. 233
Medical Care and Triagep. 233
Decontaminationp. 234
Investigationp. 235
Self-Checkp. 237
Other Crucial Functionsp. 237
Warning, Intelligence, and Public Informationp. 237
Evacuation and Shelteringp. 239
Self-Checkp. 241
Coordination Mechanismsp. 242
The Incident Command Systemp. 243
Strengths and Weaknesses of ICSp. 245
Using Emergency Operations Centersp. 246
Managing EOCsp. 248
Self-Checkp. 249
Summaryp. 249
Assess Your Understandingp. 250
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 252
Key Termsp. 253
Referencesp. 255
Recovering from Impacts: Short-Term and Long-Term Measuresp. 257
Introductionp. 258
Initial Stepsp. 258
Assessing Damagesp. 258
Damage Assessment Concerns and Proceduresp. 259
Declaring a Disaster and Seeking Helpp. 260
Self-Checkp. 262
Key Functionsp. 262
Mass Fatality Managementp. 262
Debris Managementp. 264
Emotional Issuesp. 265
Self-Checkp. 267
The Importance of Disaster Assistancep. 267
Volunteer and Donation Managementp. 268
Individual and Public Assistancep. 270
Novel Approachesp. 271
Self-Checkp. 274
Summaryp. 274
Assess Your Understandingp. 275
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 277
Key Termsp. 277
Referencesp. 279
Looking Toward the Future: Forthcoming Challenges and Opportunitiesp. 281
Introductionp. 282
The Future of Terrorism and WMDp. 282
Self-Checkp. 286
Radiological Weaponsp. 286
Self-Checkp. 291
Nuclear Weaponsp. 291
Self-Checkp. 294
Biological Weaponsp. 294
Self-Checkp. 298
Chemical Weaponsp. 299
Self-Checkp. 303
Accountability and Policy in Homeland Securityp. 303
Self-Checkp. 307
Summaryp. 308
Assess Your Understandingp. 309
Be a Homeland Security Professionalp. 311
Key Termsp. 312
Referencesp. 314
Glossaryp. 315
Indexp. 327
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