Homeland Security Affairs

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, January

Another Question concerning Technology: The Ethical Implications of Homeland Defence and Security Technologies
IntroductionThis essay begins to provide a unified moral reckoning with the way in which ideas concerning technological progress have altered the rules of military engagement and the implementation of homeland security. It will address both military...
Book Review: Catastrophe: Risk and Response, by Richard A. Posner
In Catastrophe: Risk and Response, Richard Posner makes the case that the risk of global catastrophe is higher than most people think, and he analyzes the reasons why the U.S. under-prepares for natural, technological, and terrorist catastrophe. Attempts...
Changing Homeland Security: The Year in Review -- 2007
As New York City and the nation prepared to remember the sixth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the talk started about September 11th fatigue: "a weariness of reliving a day that everyone wishes had never happened.""I may sound callous, but...
Evaluating the Impact of Contextual Background Fusion on Unclassified Homeland Security Intelligence
introductionThe 2007 National Strategy for Information Sharing recognizes that state, local, and tribal governments "carry out their counterterrorism responsibilities within the broader context of their core mission(s)..." 1 In order for this national...
Recent Patterns of Terrorism Prevention in the United Kingdom
INTRODUCTIONThe Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) was the basic internal security threat to the United Kingdom over the past 100 years. In particular, more than 3,600 people died during the "Troubles" (1969-1996). However, authorities no longer...
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