A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Mark Sauter is COO of the Chesapeake Innovation Center, America’s “first business accelerator for Homeland security high technology.” James Carafano, Ph.D., is a senior fellow for Homeland security and defense with the Davis Institute for International Studies and the Heritage Foundation.
Their book begins by providing a definition of Homeland security and discussing the Homeland security objectives introduced in 2002 by the White House in the National Strategy for Homeland security. These include preventing terrorism, reducing vulnerabilities, minimizing damage and recovering from attacks. The book provides information on the most dangerous enemy groups facing America; tactics and weapons that terrorists plan to use against the United States; the truth about weapons of mass destruction; key national strategies for securing the Homeland and fighting terrorism; their implications for first responders, corporate America and average citizens; discussions on the government and private-sector organizations involved in Homeland security; and resources to help readers protect themselves and help prevent terrorism.
In Part 1, the authors describe how the events of Sept. 11 brought realization of a new kind of terrorism and how the events set the course for the modern system of Homeland security. In Part 2, terrorism, its origins, ideologies, goals and their impact on the world are discussed as well as the biggest groups of terrorists and how America should fight back. This portion of the book also discusses cyber-terrorism and cyber-security. Part 3 discusses organization, strategies, programs and principles of Homeland security. The last chapter even describes a prediction of what Americans might see in the future regarding terrorist threats. The book has plenty of information on each subject, demonstrating extensive research.