Homeland Security: A Complete Guide 2/E

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Date

January 4, 2012

Format

Hardback, 608 pages

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ISBN

0071774009 / 9780071774000

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Your Price

72.00

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90.00



Overview


Main description

The definitive guide to the homeland security enterprise—updated with critical changes in missions, tactics, and strategies

“[T]he best. . . .The book is extremely well organized for an undergraduate class in homeland security.”
—Homeland Security Affairs

Homeland Security is much more than a textbook. It is an indispensable reference resource for those seeking to understand how terrorists operate and the structures and mechanisms that have been developed to respond to the magnitude of the terrorist threats confronting us.”
The Washington Times

Homeland Security: A Complete Guide is the authoritative guide to the history, mission, and evolution of the national homeland security enterprise, including federal, state, local, and private sector efforts. Whether you’re a first responder, corporate executive, government official, or concerned citizen, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of U.S. homeland security and your own role in preparing for and responding to terrorism and disasters.

Since publication of the previous edition in 2005, the Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies, and the broader homeland security enterprise have grown to cover “all hazards” and respond to emerging threats and policies.

Documenting and analyzing these trends, this new edition of Homeland Security: A Complete Guide has been expanded and updated to include:

  • New insights from the authors’ close contacts with high-level government and business officials
  • Late-breaking academic research, government reports, and examples from the field
  • Lessons learned from foiled terror plots, natural disasters, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
  • The use of emerging technologies by terrorists and responders alike
  • Controversies surrounding civil liberties, airport security, immigration, and government funding

An ideal resource for academic and training classrooms, Homeland Security: A Complete Guide includes an overview, learning objectives, source documents, discussion topic, summary, and quiz for each chapter.

Updates to this edition cover

  • Emerging threats
  • Incident management
  • Myths about weapons of mass destruction
  • Hurricane Katrina’s effect on homeland security
  • Border, maritime, and aviation security
  • Business preparedness
  • Cybersecurity
  • The roles of state and local government
  • National strategy assessment
  • Technology
  • Domestic counterterrorism
  • Military support
  • Responding to natural and human-made disasters
  • The intelligence cycle
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Protecting critical infrastructure
  • Foiled terror attacks
  • Public awareness
  • Islamist and domestic extremism
  • Security trends from colonial days to 9/11


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


Author comments

Mark A. Sauter is a senior managing director of Spectrum Capital Advisors and graduate of Harvard University (MCL), the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and DHS CERT training. He also served as a U.S. Army infantry and Special Forces officer. A witness to disasters from hurricanes to forest fires, he experienced terrorism firsthand on 9/11 while living in downtown Manhattan.
James Jay Carafano is 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. His research focuses on developing the national security required to secure the long-term interests of the United States.





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