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National Security by
Call Number: UA23 .N247 2003
Publication Date: 2002-10-01
The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks changed America forever. In this volume, the contributors evaluate the steps the United States might take to strengthen national security, including restrictions on immigration, a missile defense system, and limits on civil liberties.
National Security and Homeland Defense by
Call Number: UA23 .N2474 2002
Publication Date: 2002-12-04
The story of a little cat who saved a family in crisis. Solomone(tm)s story began one stormy nighte Found on the doorstep in the middle of a thunderstorm, Solomon enters the King family as a tiny, wet ball of fur. But as his new owner Ellen coaxes him back to life, it becomes clear that he is no ordinary cat. Wise beyond his years, this little black and white kitten becomes the familye(tm)s protector. As Ellen and her young son deal with abuse, homelessness, and the loss of everything they hold dear, it is Solomon who brings light to the darkest times. Inspiring, moving and heartbreaking, Solomone(tm)s Tale is the story of an extraordinary cat who is the most faithful of friends. The perfect read for fans of A Street Cat Named Bob.
National Security by
Call Number: HV6432 .B457 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-07
The issue on everyone's mind... Since the tragic events of September 11, Americans are asking the question: What is national security, and what does it mean to us? This book offers a comprehensive overview of what the U.S. government is (and isn't) doing to ensure the safety of America, from the looming terrorist threats to the crisis that's growing daily in North Korea.
Fundamentals of Counterterrorism by
Call Number: JZ7220 .G856 2008
Publication Date: 2008-11-13
Fundamentals of Counterterrorism addresses the multiple issues surrounding counterterrorism from a legal and policy perspective with a comparative international focus. This concise paperback is the perfect complement to courses that address International Law, International Criminal Law, National Security, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, or Military Studies. Author Amos N. Guiora writes and lectures extensively on counterterrorism, global perspectives of counterterrorism, terror financing, and international law and morality in armed conflict. Having served in senior positions for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces Judge Advocate General's Corps, Guiora is frequently quoted as an expert in his field by CNN, The Washington Post, PBS, The New York Times, and others. Fundamentals of Counterterrorism features: Concise and expert analysis of issues pertaining to terrorism Broad topical coverage including what is terrorism what motivates terrorists terrorism and geo-politics the limits of power terrorism and the media state-sponsored terrorism where terrorists are to be tried terrorism and the separation of powers An interdisciplinary approach, reflective of the nature of terrorism itself, which encompasses a broad range of fields and disciplines For intelligent analysis and concise coverage, you can't find a more current or authoritative source than Amos N. Guiora's Fundamentals of Counterterrorism. Exceed the limits of your casebook: adopt this exciting new paperback by one of the world's foremost experts on counterterrorism.
Courts and Terrorism: Nine Nations Balance Rights and Security by
Call Number: JZ7220 .C68 2011
Publication Date: 2010-11-22
Since ancient times, terror tactics have been used to achieve political ends and likely will continue into the foreseeable future. Preserving national security and the safety of civilian populations while maintaining democratic principles and respecting human rights requires a delicate balancing act. In democracies, monitoring that balance typically falls to the courts. Courts and Terrorism examines how judiciaries in nine separate nations have responded, not just to the current wave of Al Qaeda threats, but also to narco-trafficking, domestic terrorism and organized crime syndicates. Terrorism is not a new phenomenon, and even though the reactions have varied significantly, common themes emerge. This volume discusses eleven case studies and analyzes the experiences of these various nations in their battles with terrorism to reveal the judicial quandary for democratic governance and the rule of law in the twenty-first century.
Principles of Counter Terrorism Law by
Call Number: JZ7220 .G87 2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-20
The book examines the military and law enforcement responses to international terrorism. Subjects include the legal authority to use military force; determining when the law of armed conflict comes into force; the law of targeting and how this authority is applied to terrorist operatives; preventive detention; prosecution of terrorists by military commission; the legal framework for gathering counter-terrorism intelligence information; prosecuting terrorists and their sponsors; freezing terrorist assets; and civil liability for personal injury or death caused by acts of international terrorism.
Cyberspace and National Security: Threats, Opportunities, and Power in a Virtual World by
Call Number: HV6773. 15.C97 C93 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-11
In a very short time, individuals and companies have harnessed cyberspace to create new industries, a vibrant social space, and a new economic sphere that are intertwined with our everyday lives. At the same time, individuals, subnational groups, and governments are using cyberspace to advance interests through malicious activity. Terrorists recruit, train, and target through the Internet, hackers steal data, and intelligence services conduct espionage. Still, the vast majority of cyberspace is civilian space used by individuals, businesses, and governments for legitimate purposes. Cyberspace and National Security brings together scholars, policy analysts, and information technology executives to examine current and future threats to cyberspace. They discuss various approaches to advance and defend national interests, contrast the US approach with European, Russian, and Chinese approaches, and offer new ways and means to defend interests in cyberspace and develop offensive capabilities to compete there. Policymakers and strategists will find this book to be an invaluable resource in their efforts to ensure national security and answer concerns about future cyberwarfare.
Homeland Security: The Essentials by
Call Number: HV6432 .B846 2017
Publication Date: 2017-02-16
Homeland Security: The Essentials, Second Edition concisely outlines the risks facing the US today and the structures we have put in place to deal with them. The authors expertly delineate the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. From cyberwarfare, to devastating tornadoes, to car bombs, all hazards currently fall within the purview of the Department of Homeland Security, yet the federal role must be closely aligned with the work of partners in the private sector. The book lays a solid foundation for the study of present and future threats to our communities and to national security, also challenging readers to imagine more effective ways to manage these risks.
Homeland Security: A Complete Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Surviving Terrorism by
Call Number: HV6432 .S28 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-20
Homeland Security: A Complete Guide to Understanding, Preventing and Surviving Terrorism is the authoritative textbook on one of the most important topics facing our nation. From complex policy issues to Common terrorist tactics, Homeland Security provides a practical foundation for professionals, students, and concerned citizens alike. Designed for readers who need to understand both the big picture and their own roles in the war against terror, the book provides a clear, comprehensive and fascinating overview of an increasingly complex and misunderstood topic. This indispensable reference, filled with fascinating real-life examples and tips, covers the basics of homeland security such as: national strategies and principles; federal, state and local roles; terrorist history and tactics; cyber-terrorism; business preparedness; critical infrastructure protection; weapons of mass destruction; and key policy issues. Perfect for academic and training classrooms, each chapter includes an overview, learning objectives, source document, discussion topic, summary, and quiz.
Comparative Legal Approaches to Homeland Security and Anti-Terrorism by
Call Number: KF4850 .B43 2007
Publication Date: 2007-02-28
The spectre and fear of another terrorist attack looms large for most of the world's citizenry and for the domestic law agencies charged with protecting these citizens and countries. This book explores how various countries have dealt with or are dealing with homeland security in the aftermath of terrorist attacks such as 9/11, the underground tube attacks in London in 2005, the Madrid train bombing in Spain, and compares global approaches and lessons to the US and the world. This unique study looks at homeland security law and policy utilizing a comparative analysis methodology ideal for those interested in law and security.
The War on Terror and the Laws of War by
Call Number: JZ6795. T47 W37 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-09
When a soldier in the field of battle is under attack in a small village and comes upon a villager who could be a combatant or a civilian, what rules govern how that soldier should act? If the soldier detains the villager and determines that the villager is an unaffiliated combatant, what dothe rules of detention require? In The War on Terror and the Laws of War, six legal scholars with experience as military officers bring practical wisdom to the contentious topic of applying international law to the battlefield. The authors apply their unique expertise to issues that have gainedgreater urgency during the United States' wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: including categorizing targets and properly detaining combatants. The modern battlefield has proven to be a difficult arena in which to apply traditional legal rules. The War on Terror and the Laws of War brings clarity to thesubject with an insider's perspective.
The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War by
Call Number: JZ6385 .S66 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-15
The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in War introduces law students and undergraduates to the law of war in an age of terrorism. What law of armed conflict/international humanitarian law applies to particular armed conflicts? Does that law apply to terrorists as well? What is the status of participants in an armed conflict? What constitutes a war crime? What is a lawful target and how are targeting decisions made? What are rules of engagement? What weapons are lawful and unlawful, and why? This text takes the reader through these essential questions of the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law to an awareness of finer points of battlefield law. The U.S.-weighted text incorporates lessons from many nations and includes hundreds of cases from jurisdictions worldwide.
Rethinking the Law of Armed Conflict in an Age of Terrorism by
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, Rethinking the Law of Armed Conflict in an Age of Terrorism, edited by Christopher Ford and Amichai Cohen, brings together a range of interdisciplinary experts to examine the problematic encounter between international law and challenges presented by conflicts between developed states and nonstate actors, such as international terrorist groups. Through examinations of the counter-terrorist experiences of the United States, Israel, and Colombia--coupled with legal and historical analyses of trends in international humanitarian law--the authors place post-9/11 practice in the context of the international legal community's broader struggle over the substantive content of international rules constraining state behavior in irregular wars and explore trends in the development of these rules. From the beginning of international efforts to rewrite the laws of armed conflict in the 1970s, the legal rules to govern irregular conflicts of the "state-on-nonstate" variety have been contested terrain. Particularly in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, policymakers, lawyers, and scholars have debated the merits, relevance, and applicability of what are said to be competing "war" and "law enforcement" paradigms of legal constraint--and even the degree to which international law can be said to apply to counter-terrorist conflicts at all. Ford & Cohen's volume puts such debates in historical and analytical context, and offers readers an insight into where the law has been headed in the fraught years since September 2001. The contributors provide the reader with differing perspectives upon these questions, but together their analyses make clear that law-governed restraint remains a cardinal value in counter-terrorist war, even as the law stands revealed as being much more contested and indeterminate than many accounts would have it. Rethinking the Law of Armed Conflict in an Age of Terrorism provides an important conceptual framework through which to view the development of the law as the policy and legal communities move into the second decade of the "global war on terrorism."