1st Edition

Terrorism and Homeland Security
Perspectives, Thoughts, and Opinions

ISBN 9781420093063
Published September 29, 2010 by CRC Press
400 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

USD $105.00

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Book Description

Since 9/11, the terms homeland security and terrorism have become firmly entrenched in our lexicon. The days of walking through a simple metal detector at the airport are over, and our security landscape is forever changed. Terrorism and Homeland Security: Perspectives, Thoughts, and Opinions brings together the work of academic researchers and law enforcement and intelligence personnel to present a sober appraisal of the issues surrounding the current state of our security infrastructure.

Topics highlighted in this thought-provoking volume include:

  • The history of terrorism; the growth of the Taliban, Hamas, and Hezbollah; and the rise of transnational anti-Western Islamism
  • Progress made in protecting nations and individuals from terrorism
  • An analysis of a captured al-Qaeda training manual
  • The concept of martyrdom and suicide bombing
  • Political and strategic warfare and propaganda
  • Cooperative antiterrorism efforts between the United States and the European Union
  • Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorism
  • Insider threats and how citizens can help their communities be vigilant about detecting terrorism
  • Intelligence gathering by means of interpersonal contact
  • Terrorist threats south of the border
  • Tools for locating bomb makers and clandestine labs

An examination of the causes and effects of terrorism and the complicated issues surrounding homeland security, this thought-provoking anthology provides a broad perspective for understanding the threat we face and how we can best meet the challenges of 21st century homeland security.

Table of Contents

Gemini: Terrorism and Homeland Security; Dale L. June

Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century: How Are Governments Coping? Michael Savasta

A Manifesto of War and Hate: A Look Inside an al-Qaeda Manual; Dale L. June

The Concept of Martyrdom; Dr. A. K. Mohammed

Zentropism and Homeland Security; Jonathan Ross

The Elephant in the Room: Homeland Security and the Unresolved Challenge of Insider Threats; Howard Clarke

Thinking Locally, Acting Globally: Resurgent Islamism, Transnational Objectives, and Regional Instability; Keely Fahoum

Suicide Bombing as an Ultimate Terrorist Tool; Dr. A. K. Mohammed

The Battle of Ideas: Political Warfare versus Psychological Operations; Dr. Monte R. Bullard

United States and European Union Antiterrorism Cooperative Efforts; David G. Popp

Trends in Strategic Security: The New Warfare; Dale L. June

Deprivation, Occupation, and Social Change: Hamas and Lebanese Hezbollah’s Evolution from Bombs to Ballot Boxes; Keely Fahoum

The Diminution of the Citizen in the Age of Homeland Security; Debra D. Burrington

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Terrorism: Weapons of Mass Terror; Richard J. Niemann

Apocalypse: Courage and Commitment; Dale L. June

Homeland Security: What Everyone Can Do. Deter! Detect! Disrupt! Bart Bechtel

The HUMINT Side of Competitive Intelligence; Wayne Taylor

Terrorist Threats South of the Border; Dr. Juan A. Bacigalupi

Mexico Violence That Threatens Our Southern Border: Ripening Conditions for Escalated Terrorism Domestically and Internationally Immediately South of the United States; Augusto D’Avila

Common Chemicals as Precursors in Constructing Improvised Explosive Devices: Tools for Locating Bomb Makers and Their Clandestine Labs; Richard J. Niemann

Panopti(con): Art and the Aesthetics of Dissent; Claudia M. Huiza

Policing the Future: Homeland Security and Terrorism: Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Terminator; Dale L. June


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