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Countering Terrorism : Dimensions of Preparedness - Arnold M. Howitt

Countering Terrorism

Dimensions of Preparedness

By: Arnold M. Howitt (Editor), Robyn L Pangi (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th September 2003
ISBN: 9780262582391
Number Of Pages: 491
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The United States now knows that it is vulnerable to terrorist attacks. In Countering Terrorism, experts from such disparate fields as medicine, law, public policy, and international security discuss institutional changes the country must make to protect against future attacks. In these essays, they argue that terrorism preparedness is not just a federal concern, but one that requires integrated efforts across federal, state, and local governments.The authors focus on new threats -- biological attacks, "dirty bombs" containing radioactive materials, and "cyberattacks" that would disrupt the computer networks we rely on for communication, banking, and commerce -- and argue that US institutions must make fundamental changes to protect against them. They discuss not only the needed reorganization of government agencies but such institutional issues as establishing legal jurisdiction to respond to new threats, preparing health workers for attacks involving mass casualties, and equipping police, fire, and other emergency workers with interoperable communications systems. The final essays examine how Israel, Japan, and the United Kingdom have dealt with domestic terrorism, and what the United States can learn from their examples.

"Countering Terrorism presents compelling, well-grounded ideas at the nexus of national security and emergency preparedness." Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University and former Assistant Secretary of Defense " Countering Terrorism presents sharply focused, probing, and insightful essays useful to practitioners and citizens." William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Chief and former New York City Police Commissioner "Writing from diverse vantage points, the authors provide in-depth information and highly perceptive analyses about the vast task of preparing the nation for terrorism." Warren Rudman, former U.S. Senator and and Co-Chair, Hart-Rudman Commission on National Security "*Countering Terrorism* presents sharply focused, probing, and insightful essays useful to practitioners and citizens."--William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Chief, and former New York City Police Commissioner "Writing from diverse vantage points, the authors provide in-depth information and highly perceptive analysis about the vast task of preparing the nation for terrorism."--Warren Rudman, co-founder, The Concord Coalition "*Countering Terrorism* presents compelling, well-grounded ideas at the nexus of national security and emergency preparedness."--Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Strategies and Institutions
The Architecture of Government in the Face of Terrorismp. 17
Intergovernmental Challenges of Combatting Terrorismp. 37
Dealing with Terrorism after September 11, 2001: An Overviewp. 57
Lessons of the "War" on Drugs for the "War" on Terrorismp. 73
Emerging Threats
Biological Terrorism: Understanding the Threat and America's Responsep. 97
Nuclear Terrorism: Risks, Consequences, and Responsep. 175
Covert Biological Weapons Attacks against Agricultural Targets: Assessing the Impact against U.S. Agriculturep. 195
Cyber Attacks: Protecting America's Security against Digital Threatsp. 219
Capacity Building
U.S. Preparations for Biological Terrorism: Legal Limitations and the Need for Planningp. 253
Ambulances to Nowhere: America's Critical Shortfall in Medical Preparedness for Catastrophic Terrorismp. 283
Emergency Communications: The Quest for Interoperability in the United States and Europep. 299
Lessons Learned from International Cases
Israel's Preparedness for High Consequence Terrorismp. 345
Consequence Management in the 1995 Sarin Attacks on the Japanese Subway Systemp. 371
Civil Liberties, Terrorism, and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from the United Kingdomp. 411
About the Authorsp. 447
Indexp. 459
About the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairsp. 480
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ISBN: 9780262582391
ISBN-10: 0262582392
Series: Belfer Center Studies in International Security
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 491
Published: 28th September 2003
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.7