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Melvin W. Reid Jr. "Anchor Homeland Security" RSS Feed (Grandview, TX USA)

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Homeland Security: A Complete Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Surviving Terrorism
Homeland Security: A Complete Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Surviving Terrorism
by James Jay Carafano
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for everyone concerned with National Security!!!, June 14, 2005
Homeland Security (The Mcgraw-Hill Homeland Security Series) by Mark Sauter and James Carafano is an all encompassing work that is a must for students and Homeland Security professionals alike. It is a comprehensive account of the evolution of Homeland Security, and the cornerstone text for a series of our continuing education courses.

Hard to put down! The work is divided into three parts, each building into the next. The first part is a historical perspective of Homeland Security from Colonial America, through today and the challenges imposed by contemporary terrorism. The second part is an in-depth look at the terrorist, their mindset, training, tactics and weapons. In a very clear manner, it enables the reader to understand Jihadists, Transnational and Domestic terrorists, and their goals. The final part outlines the issues of organization, policies, programs and concerns that have rapidly developed since the attacks of September 11th. It effectively culminates with the final chapter, The Future of Homeland Security: Adapting and Responding to the Evolving Terrorist Threat While Balancing Safety and Civil Liberties, which looks at terrorism, technology and the future of Homeland Security. The five appendices provide a wealth of reference and background material, and each chapter ends with a summary and quiz that makes it a natural choice for academic courses.

Whether you are a student, educator, law enforcement officer, first responder, CERT Team member, Homeland Security professional or concerned citizen, this book will give you a solid and insightful perspective of homeland security yesterday, today and tomorrow. It will be a key text in my reference library for years to come!

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