Letter to the Editor: National Intelligence Strike Teams

Zacharias Fuentes ABSTRACT: Letter from CWO Zacharias Fuentes, U.S. Army Retired dated August 28, 2008. SUGGESTED CITATION: Fuentes, Zacharias. “Letter to the Editor: National Intelligence Strike Teams.” Homeland Security Affairs 4, Article 9 (October 2008). https://www.hsaj.org/articles/593 Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I am in full agreement with Adam Crowe’s article “National Strike Teams: An

Preventive Detention in the War on Terror: A Comparison of How the United States, Britain, and Israel Detain and Incapacitate Terrorist Suspects

Stephanie Blum ABSTRACT: After September 11, 2001, the Administration decided to detain individuals suspected of being members or agents of al Qaeda or the Taliban as enemy combatants and hold them indefinitely for the duration of the war on terror. The rationale behind this system of preventive detention is to incapacitate suspected terrorists and facilitate

The Balanced Scorecard: A Strategic Tool in Implementing Homeland Security Strategies

Sharon Caudle ABSTRACT: Starting in the early 1990s, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton advocated a “balanced scorecard” translating an organization’s mission and existing business strategy into specific strategic objectives that could be linked in cause and effect relationships and measured operationally. The balanced scorecard stressed drivers of future organizational performance — capabilities, resources,

Promises Unfulfilled: The Suboptimization of Homeland Security National Preparedness

Samuel Clovis Jr. ABSTRACT: Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the nation has expended billions of dollars and millions of hours of labor focused on ensuring that such events would never happen again. To date, the efforts appear to have been rewarded. But is the nation really safer? The evidence supports an affirmative

New Requirements for a New Challenge: The Military’s Role in Border Security

Bert Tussing ABSTRACT: U.S. border security is not what it used to be. Over the last three decades America’s concerns have steadily escalated from what was once as much a humanitarian issue as a security issue, to concerns over paramilitary violence, organized crime, and international terrorism. The requirements to meet these concerns have likewise increased,

Book Review: The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11 by Edward Alden

Theophilos Gemelas and Randy Beardsworth ABSTRACT: Theophilos Gemelas and Randy Beardsworth review The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11 by Edward Alden SUGGESTED CITATION: Gemelas, Theophilos, and Randy Beardsworth. “The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11 by Edward Alden.” Homeland Security Affairs 4, Article 5

Book Review: “Consent, Consumers, and the Constitution.” Review of Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century by Philip Bobbitt

Philip Palin ABSTRACT: Philip J. Palin reviews Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century by Philip Bobbitt. SUGGESTED CITATION: Palin, Philip. “”Consent, Consumers, and the Constitution.” Review of Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century by Philip Bobbitt.” Homeland Security Affairs 4, Article 6 (October 2008). https://www.hsaj.org/articles/590 Philip Bobbitt has written

Film Review: “No Longer Trapped in the War on Terror.” Review of Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, a film by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg.

Judith Boyd ABSTRACT: Judy Boyd reviews the film Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and suggests the way in which this film satirizes our response to the war on terror may be an indication of the change in broader cultural attitudes toward terrorism. SUGGESTED CITATION: Boyd, Judith. ““No Longer Trapped in the War on

Letter to the Editor: Changing Homeland Security: What is Homeland Security?

Derek Rieksts ABSTRACT: Letter from Derek Rieksts of Vero Beach, Florida, dated June 26, 2008 SUGGESTED CITATION: Rieksts, Derek. “Letter to the Editor: Changing Homeland Security: What is Homeland Security?.” Homeland Security Affairs 4, Article 8 (October 2008). https://www.hsaj.org/articles/592 Letter to the Editor Thank you for your intriguing article “Changing Homeland Security: What is Homeland