Notes from the Editor

For the September 2022 issue, Homeland Security Affairs has produced a collection of book reviews by CHDS faculty. Each faculty member was asked to identify and review a book that they have used in a CHDS class and which they believe provides a significant contribution to Homeland Security as an academic discipline. Read more.

Homeland Security Affairs

Homeland Security Affairs

Book Review: Out of the Whirlwind; Supply and Demand After Hurricane Maria by Philip J. Palin

Palin develops fictional characters amalgamated from interviews and real-world experiences to describe varying supply chain concepts and effects during the post-Maria recovery. The result is an engaging, novel-like narrative that highlights the importance of post-disaster supply-chain resilience.

Reviewed by Kristopher Thornburg

Book Review: How to Think About Homeland Security: The Imperfect Intersection of National Security and Public Safety by David H. McIntyre

Since its relatively recent establishment, homeland security as an organizing concept for government services has received its share of criticism and scrutiny. David H. McIntyre attempts to address this problem head-on in his book How to Think About Homeland Security: The Imperfect Intersection of National Security and Public Safety

Reviewed by Caleb Cage

Book Review: Spying: Assessing US Domestic Intelligence Since 9/11 By Darren E. Tromblay

This book is a welcome addition to the rather small literature on domestic and homeland intelligence in the United States. It will interest more than just intelligence specialists, because Tromblay addresses broader homeland security issues, focusing especially on the FBI and DHS, and the book would serve as a useful introduction to those agencies.

Reviewed by Erik Dahl

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