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Homeland security : a documentary history

Author: Bruce Maxwell
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2004.
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"Homeland Security: A Documentary History provides a rich and relevant exploration of the most important aspects of homeland security. Beginning with a discussion of the concept and definition of homeland security, this volume brings together more than 140 documents to trace the history, issues, and results of homeland security concerns. Documents include executive orders and directives, transcripts of congressional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Homeland security.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)645926045
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Maxwell
ISBN: 1568028849 9781568028842
OCLC Number: 56646097
Description: xxvi, 522 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Laws provide broad powers to deport aliens and penalize speech --
President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus --
World War I laws limit speech and movement --
Japanese internment during World War II --
McCarthy charges that Communists infest the State Department --
Bill authorizes detention camps and requires Communist registration --
Reviews of intelligence agencies --
Supreme Court limits presidential power regarding internal security cases --
Intelligence agencies and civil liberties --
Aviation security before September 11, 2001 --
The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center --
Bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma --
Weapons of mass destruction draw increased attention --
Computer security problems said to threaten homeland security --
Analysis of Osama bin Laden threat changed over time --
Immigration agency reviews and reforms --
Defense science board examines transnational threats --
General Accounting Office urges better coordination of federal terrorism efforts --
Experts warn of increasing threats to the American homeland --
Bush condemns terrorist attacks against the United States --
America prepares for war against al Qaeda and in Afghanistan --
President Bush creates the Office of Homeland Security --
Aviation security on September 11, 2001 --
More than 1,200 people detained in September 11 investigation --
U.S. and foreign governments attempt to cut off terrorist funds --
Bioterrorism strikes the United States --
Supporters, critics face off over parts of USA Patriot Act --
Federal actions aimed at preserving continuity of government --
FBI transforms itself to fight terrorism --
Congressional investigations fault intelligence agencies in terrorist attacks --
Immigration and border security receive renewed attention after attacks --
Executive branch, Congress restructure for homeland security --
Studies analyze federal allocations for first responders --
9/11 Commission primarily focuses on intelligence reforms.
Responsibility: [edited by] Bruce Maxwell.
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Provides an exploration of the concept of 'homeland security' throughout the nation's history, leading up to an examination of the new Homeland Security Department and its mission and impact. This  Read more...

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