Homeland Security:
Protecting America's Targets

Edited by James J.F. Forest
3 Volumes. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International

(Published June 1, 2006)

 

 

CONTENTS

 

VOLUME I: BORDERS AND POINTS OF ENTRY

Editor's Note    
Preface to Volume I    
1. Protecting America's Borders and Ports of Entry: An Introduction James Forest
Part I: Border Security
 
2. Securing the U.S.-Mexico Border Joseph E. Vorbach III
3. From "49th Parallel" to "Security Perimeter:" Changing Conceptions, Values and Structures Along the U.S.-Canada Border Stuart Farson
4. International Migration and Homeland Security: Coordination and Collaboration in North America Chris Rudolph
5. Securing the Western Hemisphere: Latin America and the Fight against Terrorism of Global Reach   Farid Kahhat
6. Global Trade and Food Security: Perspectives for the 21st Century   Justin Kastner and Jason Ackleson
7. Immigration and National Security: Post-9/11 Challenges for the United States   Margaret Stock
8. Migration and the "Smart Border" Security Environment Jason Ackleson
9. International Human Trafficking and Homeland Security Matthew T. Kenney
10. Law Enforcement Challenges and "Smart Borders" David A. Shirk
11. Visa Security in the Post-9/11 Era Daniella Bove-LaMonica
Part II: Maritime and Port Security
   
13. America's Maritime Homeland Security Challenge: Ports, Waterways and Coastal Borders
Joe DiRenzo and Christopher W. Doane
14. International Cooperation for Maritime Security Frank L. Jones and Tracey Gray
15. Homeland Security and the Unique Challenges of Alaska Jerry Kidrick
16. Maritime Security and the Pacific Coast: Post-9/11 Challenges in Trade and Tourism
Priya Dixit
Appendix A: U.S. Strategic Policies of Homeland, Border and Port Security
Appendix B: Select Policy Statements and Initiatives on Border Security
Appendix C: Select International Strategies to Improve Border Security
Appendix D: Select Policy Statements and Initiatives on Maritime and Port Security
Select Bibliography and Resources for Further Reading
Index


VOLUME II: PUBLIC SPACES AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Preface to Volume II    
1. Protecting America's Public Spaces and Social Institutions: An Introduction James Forest
Part I: Assessing the Threat
2. Soft Targets, Hard Choices James S. Robbings
3. The Threat of Terrorism to America's Mid-Sized Cities Peter Spagnolo
Part II: Securing America's Social and Cultural Institutions    
4. Securing National Monuments and Icons Phil Brennan
5. School Safety in the 21st Century: Adapting to New Security Challenges Post-9/11 Lauren Bean and Richard Friedman
6. High Schools and Homeland Security Lauralee L. Finley
7. Protecting America's Colleges and Universities Samuel Brenner
8. Protecting the Superbowl: The Terrorist Threat to Sporting Events Shane Tomashot and Matthew H. Wahlert
Part III: Public Security Strategies and Perceptions    
9. Protecting America's Communities: A Law Enforcement Perspective Jose Docobo
10. The Role of Technology in Protecting America's Gathering Places Jeffrey Lewis
11. Bioterrorism and Biodefense for America's Public Spaces and Cities Brian Hanley and Birthe Borup
12. Agricultural BioTerrorism: Dimensions of Fear and Public Perception Patrick A. Stewart, William P. McLean, and Lucas P. Duffner
13. Public Perception and Homeland Security Lydia Khalil
14. Individual Perceptions and Appropriate Reactions to the Terrorist Threat in America's Public Spaces Gideon Mailer
15. Can Americans Ever Feel Safe In a Post-9/11 and Hurricane Katrina World? Eric D. Miller
16. Knowledge of the Homeland Security Advisory System: Inattention in the Heartland   Will McLean, Patrick A. Stewart, and Matthew K. Huckaby
Appendix A: Community Resources for Homeland Security
Appendix B: Homeland Security Presidential Directives
Appendix C: Tips for Securing Access to Public Buildings
Select Bibliography and Resources for Further Reading
Index


VOLUME III:
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Preface to Volume III    
1. Protecting America's Critical Infrastructure: An Introduction James Forest
Part I: Understanding Critical Infrastructure
2. Assessing the Threat to Critical Infrastructure Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey M. Bale, and Kevin S. Moran
3. Who's on First? A Strategy for Protecting Critical Infrastructure
Alane Kochems
4. DHS Science and Technology Initiatives in Critical Infrastructure Protection Kevin Gates and William Rees
5. Lessons to be Learned from the British Experience in Critical Infrastructure Protection
Patrick Belton
6. Cross-Border Issues in Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Terrorism Kevin M. Freese
Part II: Energy, Food and Water
7. Cutting the Cord: Economic Jihad, Canadian Oil and U.S. Homeland Security
Thomas Quiggin
8. Protecting Vital Targets: Nuclear Power Plants
Ed Lyman and David Lochbaum
9. Agriculture and Food Defense Lee M. Myers
10. Drinking Water and Homeland Security   Dr. Arthur Holst
11. Preserving Water Integrity in Our Communities: Homeland Security Priorities of the Environmental Protection Agency Jonathan G. Herrmann and Charlotte S. Bercegeay
Part III: Transportation Systems
12. Mass Transit Systems Randy Borum
13. Terrorism and Mass Transit: A UK Viewpoint
Paul Cardew and Chris Boucek
14. Aviation Security Guillaume de Syon
15. "Betting the Nation": Poison Gas Cargoes through Target Cities Fred Millar
16. Protecting America's Western Rivers System Joe DiRenzo and Christopher W. Doane
Part IV: Finance and Technology
17. Vulnerabilities and Resilience in America's Financial Services Erica Chenoweth
18. Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection James Lewis
19. Internet Commerce and Computing Aaron Mannes
20. Satellite Based Mapping, Navigation and Communication Systems: Global Security Concerns
Peter Siska
Appendix A: National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructure: Executive Summary
Appendix B: National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace: Executive Summary
Appendix C: Additional Legislation Related to Crical Infrastructure Protecti
Appendix C: Recent Federal Government Statements Related to Critical Infrastructure Protection
Select Bibliography and Resources for Further Reading
Index


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ABOUT THE EDITOR

Dr. James JF Forest is the Director of Terrorism Studies and an associate professor at the United States Military Academy, where he teaches courses on terrorism and counterterrorism, information warfare and foreign policy, and directs several research initiatives for the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. He has published nine books on a variety of topics, including Teaching Terror: Strategic and Tactical Learning in the Terrorist World (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training and Root Causes (Praeger, 2005), and Homeland Security and Terrorism: Controlling the Security Environment (McGraw-Hill, 2005), as well as articles in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Democracy and Security and the Journal of Political Science Education. Dr. Forest also serves as a guest lecturer for several government agencies in the U.S. and Europe, and maintains a top secret security clearance. He holds degrees from De Anza College, Georgetown University, Stanford University, and Boston College.

 

 

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