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Open target : where America is vulnerable to attack

Author: Clark Kent Ervin
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Based on his first-hand experiences and observations of how the Department of Homeland Security is failing to make America safe, Ervin shows the real threats we face--from nuclear attack to homegrown terrorism. Pushed out by the White House for refusing to sugarcoat its failures, Ervin candidly discusses the circumstances of his departure. He takes the reader inside the decision-making councils of this newest  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clark Kent Ervin
ISBN: 1403972885 9781403972880 1403978948 9781403978943
OCLC Number: 62728674
Description: xii, 260 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Homeland (in)security --
America's open doors --
Air attack --
Port security and nuclear attack --
Mass transit attack --
Critical infrastructure and "soft" targets --
The failure of intelligence --
Preparing for a catastrophic attack --
Wasteful spending and sloppy accounting --
Closing the vulnerability gap.
Responsibility: Clark Kent Ervin.
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Based on experiences and observations of how the Department of Homeland Security fails to make America safe, this work reveals the biggest threats to America - from nuclear attack, to subway  Read more...

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In 'Open Target, ' Ervin puts the lie to Washington's bravado and bluster about the country being so much safer after 9-11. The book is a shocking first-hand account of how the wasteful, politically Read more...

 
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