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4.0 out of 5 stars An important read in the global war on terrorism.
Maritime and Port Security by Captain Fred Evans is a guide for company, facility, and vessel personnel responsible for formulating policy in anticipation of maritime security incidents. The book covers many aspects of maritime security in response to domestic and international terrorism and other criminal acts including history, funding, and implementation.

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Published on November 19, 2006 by M. Conrad Hunter

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3.0 out of 5 stars Book Review
This is a most interesting, well thought out book. It give good, concise details of 9/11 events. However I think it lacked depth and could have been more detailed about what is next in terms of Port Security. More emphasis neede to be placed on this area. Worth the money, overall I am pleased with my purchase and would recommend theis book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An important read in the global war on terrorism., November 19, 2006
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This review is from: Maritime & Port Security (SEC Nat) (Securing Our Nation) (Hardcover)
Maritime and Port Security by Captain Fred Evans is a guide for company, facility, and vessel personnel responsible for formulating policy in anticipation of maritime security incidents. The book covers many aspects of maritime security in response to domestic and international terrorism and other criminal acts including history, funding, and implementation.

* "Pilots and flight attendants had been taught to handle hijackers in much the way that a bank teller is taught to deal with a bank robber - to cooperate, to surrender what the aggressor wants, and to stall as much as possible in the hope that reinforcements will arrive. On 9/11, we learned the hard way that this training was not a valid way of handling a modern hijacking." P 19

Maritime and Port Security will be appreciated by all members of the maritime industry. It should also be read by students interested in national defense, international commerce, and the effects of globalization.

* "If terrorists could interrupt the flow of trade by creating so much fear and anxiety that free and open market principles would be sacrificed in favor of a system of heavy security inspection and regulation, they would have succeeded in slowing the progress of democratic and advanced economic countries of the world." P 31

* "In the highly competitive business of global commercial shipping, all costs must be justified and demonstrate a value added to product or service and a verifiable return on an investment. When developing an effective shipboard security program, the tests of value added and return on investment are difficult to quantify." P 37

It is meant to be read in conjunction with other texts in the Securing the Nation: Issues in American National Security Since 9/11 series which include - Intelligence: The Human Factor, and Narcotics and Terrorism.

* Maritime security personnel must be deployed in a "balanced manner to deal optimally with any criminal threats or acts they may encounter. In order to do this successfully, a steady and reliable process of threat intelligence analysis and investigation must be ongoing. This analysis requires close cooperation with both domestic and international law enforcement agencies." P 57

This is a very interesting and much needed book, although brief, on a subject where there will hopefully be additional research and publication. In any event, it is well written and worth the money.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book Review, March 8, 2006
This review is from: Maritime & Port Security (SEC Nat) (Securing Our Nation) (Hardcover)
This is a most interesting, well thought out book. It give good, concise details of 9/11 events. However I think it lacked depth and could have been more detailed about what is next in terms of Port Security. More emphasis neede to be placed on this area. Worth the money, overall I am pleased with my purchase and would recommend theis book
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3.0 out of 5 stars Informative, February 9, 2009
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This review is from: Maritime & Port Security (SEC Nat) (Securing Our Nation) (Hardcover)
Another book, which although informative, does not introduce anything new. I enjoyed this book more than my previous reading "America the Vulnerable". I feel that this author has the capacity to produce some really good books along similar lines.
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