- File Size: 486 KB
- Print Length: 232 pages
- Publisher: WingSpan Press (April 28, 2008)
- Publication Date: April 28, 2008
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002D48QCU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,071,721 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System: Are we on a collision course? Kindle Edition
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Mr. Davis basically gives the reader a "thumb-nail' sketch of various scenarios regarding possible terrorist/ criminal attacks on various vessels and the entire maritime infrastructure. Many of these scenarios are built upon certain historical catastrophes and events that helped to lay the present foundations for possible future responses to assaults on the maritime system.
The book reads more like a specialized text for a USGC or, Law enforcement related seminar rather than the general public. Much of the information within this book is of a very basic nature. I'm sure the author did not want to give out "too much specialized information" on this topic for obvious reasons, especially after 911.
However, Mr. Davis gives enough information for the reader to at least, appreciate the overall complexity of this particular industry and its massive problems looming in the dark holds of these potential floating steel bombs.
His writing technique is more class-room orientated than I would have liked, but the subject matter and potential repercussions of terrorism in the maritime transportation system is enough to... leave the reader sitting in a cold sweat.
Despite the author's Federal Bureaucratic make up ( I too was one), and writing style... he has none the less, exposed our real "Achilles heel." If something is not done to help protect this vital area then, we are flirting with an ultimate disaster that may just totally whitewash the 911 attacks by comparison!
The book describes the agonizing steps the officers have to go through to determine if the incident in question is a crime or a terrorist act.
The book will educate you on the new laws passed due to terrorism.
Anthony M. Davis does a wonderful job explaining why the Middle East does not get along with the Jewish people. The fact may surprise you that it is not about religion.
The book further describes all of the work we as a nation need to be doing to keep ourselves protected. There are so many areas that terrorists could threaten our citizens.
I am glad I read this book to further educate myself. We as citizens of the USA need to be aware of what is going on to keep ourselves safe. I suggest you read this fascinating and educational book. Then writing our congressmen to make the necessary changes to keep our families safe!
Brilliantly written to easily read and understand.
I learned so much about the military, how terrorism can and will affect us, security, and even the ships themselves! I've learned more in this one book than I've ever learned from reading any other reference piece before.
After reading Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System, I have a new found respect for those in the field and I'm thankful that Mr. Davis has put this book together to educate the public without making the content dull or boring. I found it difficult to put this book down as I wanted to keep learning more through every turn of the page.
He reiterates some great reminders, what could have been done and experiences with what he lived and worked with from 9-11 forward. I highly recommend this book for pleasure or for a reference book.
Anthony is the Founder of the Homeland Security Group and publisher of the Homeland Security Reports, read worldwide by the law enforcement, intelligence, security and emergency management communities. "Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System" made it to the bestseller list for 60-weeks straight. For the full article click [...]
Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System
The author is very knowledgeable as he was a former maritime investigator and a prior maritime intelligence officer. I trust what he says in his book.
This book helped me understand exactly what we are up against when it comes to criminals and terrorists.
I highly recommend this book to people so they can understand what is all involved in protecting our country.