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Main Title Homeland security : a complete guide to understanding, preventing, and surviving terrorism /
Author Sauter, Mark.
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Carafano, James Jay,
Publisher McGraw-Hill,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 57392509
ISBN 007144064X (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780071440646 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Subjects Terrorism--United States--Prevention. ; Terrorism--United States--Prevention--Citizen participation. ; Terrorism--Government policy--United States. ; Civil defense--United States. ; Emergency management--United States.
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Contributor biographical information http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0617/2004030511-b.html
Publisher description http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0617/2004030511-d.html
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ELBM  HV6432.S28 2005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/11/2012
Collation xix, 483 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction. Every American has a role in homeland security -- pt. 1. How we got here from there : the emergence of modern homeland security -- 1. Homeland security : the American tradition -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- The earliest days : securing borders and coasts -- Threats from within -- The new great power faces foreign threats -- World War I : defense against sabotage -- World War II -- The Cold War -- The threat of shadow war -- The emerging threat to America's homeland -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 2. The rise of modern terrorism : the road to 9/11 -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- Twenty-first century terrorism -- Global goals -- A sophisticated, worldwide organization -- Effects of twenty-first century terrorism -- Highly efficient attack -- Threat of weapons of mass destruction -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 3. The birth of modern homeland security : the national response to the 9/11 attacks -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- The response to twenty-first century terrorism -- Taking the offensive -- International cooperation -- Defensive efforts -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes. pt. 2. Understanding terrorism -- 4. The mind of the terrorist : why they hate us -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- Defining terrorism -- Why terrorism -- Types of terrorist groups -- Suicide terrorism -- The drive for mass destruction -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 5. Al-Qaida and other Islamic extremist groups : understanding fanaticism in the name of religion -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- The Muslim world -- Ideology of terrorism -- Common front against the West -- Islamic terrorist groups -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 6. The transnational dimensions of terrorism : the unique dangers of the twenty-first century -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- America in a globalized world -- Defining transnational terrorism -- Current threat -- Profiles of significant international terrorist groups -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 7. Domestic terrorist groups : the forgotten threat -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- The enemy within -- Defining domestic terrorism -- The incidence of domestic terrorism -- Prevalence of domestic terrorism -- Profiles of significant domestic terrorist groups and extremist movements -- Evolving threat -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 8. Terrorist operations and tactics : how attacks are planned and executed -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- Terrorist planning -- The terrorist organization -- Terrorist support operations -- Phases of a terrorist attack -- Terrorist operations -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 9. Weapons of mass destruction : understanding the great terrorist threats and getting beyond the hype -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- Weapons to worry about -- Chemical -- Biological -- Radiological -- Nuclear -- High-yield explosives -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 10. The digital battlefield : cyberterrorism and cybersecurity -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- The threat -- Insider attacks -- Outsider attacks -- Cyberattacks -- Terrorist use of cyberspace -- The current state of defenses -- Protecting your business -- Prospects for the future -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes. pt. 3. Homeland security : organization, strategies, programs, and principles -- 11. Homeland security roles, responsibilities, and jurisdictions : federal, state, and local government responsibilities -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- The new normalcy -- The national concept of protecting the homeland -- Organizing for domestic security -- Federal -- The role of the congress -- State and local governments -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 12. America's national strategies : the plans driving the war on global terrorism and what they mean -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- What is a strategy? -- National security strategy -- National strategy for combating terrorism -- National strategy to combat weapons of mass destruction -- National military strategy -- National strategy for homeland security -- National strategy for the physical protection of critical infrastructures and key assets -- National strategy to secure cyberspace -- National money laundering strategy -- National drug control strategy -- Assessing the national strategies -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 13. Domestic antiterrorism and counterterrorism : the new role for states and localities and supporting law enforcement agencies -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- The front lines of terrorism -- Jurisdictions and responsibilities -- State and local planning -- Response -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 14. Critical infrastructure protection and key assets : protecting America's most important targets -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- Lifeblood of the U.S. economy -- Means for protecting critical infrastructure -- Types of critical infrastructure -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes. 15. Incident management and emergency management : preparing for when prevention fails -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- Thinking ... and experiencing the unthinkable -- The emergency response challenge -- Management of domestic incidents -- The all-hazards approach -- Principles and components of emergency management -- Emergency management systems and operations -- The future of national domestic incident management -- Challenges for state and local government emergency operations planning -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 16. Business preparedness, continuity, and recovery : private-sector responses to terrorism -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- New world of disorder -- Definitions and standards -- Changing business environment : the Usama effect -- Legal issues -- Planning for the worst -- Supply chain security -- Physical security -- Information technology continuity and recovery -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 17. Public awareness and personal and family preparedness : simple solutions, serious challenges -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- The preparedness challenge -- Risk communications -- Individual, family, and community antiterrorism measures -- Principles of emergency preparedness planning -- Indications of a terrorist attack -- Chapter summary -- Chapter quiz -- Notes -- 18. The future of homeland security : adapting and responding to the evolving terrorist threat while balancing safety and civil liberties -- Chapter overview -- Chapter learning objectives -- The future of terrorism -- The future of technology -- The future of homeland security structures -- Chapter summary -- Notes. Appendix 1. Profile of significant Islamic extremist and international terrorist groups and state sponsors -- Profiles of significant Islamic extremist terrorist groups -- Profiles of significant international terrorist groups -- Notes -- Appendix 2. Volunteer services -- Volunteers are "first responders" too -- The citizenry organized, volunteers -- Notes -- Appendix 3. The media and issues for homeland security -- The media -- Notes -- Appendix 4. Medical and public health services emergency and disaster planning and response : public health and medical organizations have unique and demanding responsibilities for preparing and responding to terrorist attacks -- Federal support for medical responses -- Organizing state and local activities -- Appendix 5. Preparing and responding to threats against the agriculture sector -- Federal agricultural security and response resources -- Protection of critical agriculture infrastructure -- Preparedness and response. "Homeland Security explores the nature of the terrorist threat to the United States and examines the policies and systems responsible for protecting America, using source documents and real-life examples." "Homeland Security is the definitive guide to understanding, preventing, and surviving terrorism. From hands-on security tips to insights on the vital balance between liberty and security, it is designed to help every American - from the front lines to the voting booth - play his or her role in the war against terrorism."--BOOK JACKET.