"A White House advisor poses a critical and prescriptive look at America's security, revealing what we as individual citizens, community and business leaders, and parents must do."--Provided by publisher. Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-288) and index.
Introduction -- Perceptions -- Dangers -- Strategies -- Priorities -- Key issues -- Corporate America -- Local communities -- Your family -- Conclusions. Provides a practical, logical approach to personal security for all Americans and explains why the government is not prepared to help us in a time of crisis. Homeland security expert Larsen details what we must do as citizens to protect ourselves, our families and our assets. The key, Larsen argues, is finally asking the right questions about homeland security. He feels that the government should encourage citizens and businesses to be active and learn to "posse up" while looking to the private sector to provide food, water, shelter, and transportation during a natural or man-made crisis. He offers a strong combination of practical advice and wise examination of such key issues as the economy, borders and immigration, national health care, personal security, and more.--From publisher description.