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Maritime & Port Security (SEC Nat) (Securing Our Nation) Hardcover – January, 2004
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* "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.