Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security

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INDEX
abortion clinics, 119
Abrahms, Max, 38, 96
absorption, 12, 166–168, 182
acceptable risk, 45–51
calibrating acceptable and unacceptable risks, 48–51
determining as standard coin for policy decision making, 9
established regulatory practices regarding, 50–51
factors in willingness to accept risk, 48
as rarely discussed issue, 9
terrorism as, 51–53, 74
Afghanistan
bridge attacks in, 122
buildings destroyed in, 112
cause of war in, 72–73
Clinton bombs bin Laden’s camps in, 73
cost of terrorism-related war in, 4, 72, 82, 89, 203n21
government on bin Laden’s enemies list, 32
al-Qaeda in, 33, 35
Taliban, 31, 32, 33, 35
agents provocateurs, 164
Air India Flight 182 bombing (1985), 44, 45
air marshals
Australian service, 143, 147, 153, 154
See also Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)
airports
Reagan National Airport, 154, 155
reconsidering protection of, 155–156
suicide bombing at Domodedovo airport, Moscow, 98, 156
See also airport security procedures
airport security procedures
cost-benefit analyses not carried out for, 6
cost of measures after TWA crash of 1996, 58
costs due to, 4, 202nn18–20
extra automobile travel results from, 42
full-body scanners, 6, 12, 147–152, 157, 236n60, 239n77
makes smuggling detonators risky, 136, 151
for reducing risk of replication of 9/11, 143–144
resentment against, 157
air travel, 132–158
Air India Flight 182 bombing, 44, 45
are airplanes a particularly attractive terrorist target, 135–137
checked luggage, 135, 155
compensation per fatality, 58
cost-effectiveness of security measures designed to prevent another 9/11, 138–147
crew and passenger resistance to terrorists, 79–80, 138, 139–141, 143–144, 158, 235n47
defense in depth for, 116
El Al airline as symbolic target, 130
failed terrorist attempts on, 134
fatalities in accidents, 1999–2010, 135
firearms carried by crew, 140–141
foiled terrorism plots, 46
free seats for federal air marshals, 4, 139, 203n24
hardened cockpit doors, 138, 139, 143–144, 145–147, 153, 210n37, 234n36, 235n52, 236n55

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