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National security

Author: David M Haugen
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2007.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on national security and the prevention of terrorism in the United States.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Young adult literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Haugen
ISBN: 9780737737615 0737737611 9780737737622 073773762X
OCLC Number: 144227284
Description: 213 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. What are the most serious threats to national security? --
Chapter preface --
1. Terrorism is a threat to national security / Donald H. Rumsfeld --
2. The terrorism threat is exaggerated / Robert Dreyfuss --
3. Weapons of mass destruction are a threat to national security / Richard G. Lugar --
4. The weapons of mass destruction threat is exaggerated / Ivan Eland --
5. Homegrown terrorists are a threat to national security / Mortimer B. Zuckerman --
6. Dependence on foreign oil is a threat to national security / Michael T. Klare --
7. The federal debt is a threat to national security / Ron Paul --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. How Should the U.S. deal with nations that threaten national security? --
Chapter preface --
1. The United States must stay in Iraq / George W. Bush --
2. The United States must leave Iraq / Brian Katulis --
3. The United States should consider military action against Iran / Mario Loyola --
4. The United States should not consider military action against Iran / Zbigniew Brzezinski --
5. The United States should employ a missile defense against North Korea's nuclear weapons / Baker Spring --
6. The United States should negotiate with North Korea to turn back its nuclear agenda / Susan E. Rice --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 3. Are U.S. Homeland Security measures effectively countering terrorism? --
Chapter preface --
1. U.S. homeland security is improving / Michael Chertoff --
2. U.S. homeland security is failing / Stephen Flynn (part I), The New York Times (part II) --
3. Wiretapping will protect America from attack / Michael V. Hayden --
4. Warrantless wiretapping is illegal / Russ Feingold --
5. The Patriot Act is helping prevent terrorism / Alberto R. Gonzales --
6. The Patriot Act abuses civil liberties / John F. McManus --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 4. How can U.S. national security be improved? --
Chapter preface --
1. The United States needs a missile defense / Phyllis Schlafly --
2. The United States does not need a missile defense / Nuclear Age Peace Foundation --
3. National ID cards would make America safer / James Sensenbrenner (part I), Robert Kuttner (part II) --
4. National ID cards would not make America safer / Bruce Schneier --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: David Haugen, book editor.
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Presents a collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on national security and the prevention of terrorism in the United States.

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