Volume IV

Volume IV

Paramilitary Terrorism: A Neglected Threat

A fixation upon WMD terrorism, reinforced by the recurring need to manage the consequences of other manmade or natural disasters, conditions the homeland security community to focus upon prevention and consequence management, with scant attention paid to resolving an ongoing terrorist incident of a paramilitary nature.

By Bill Tallen

Changing Homeland Security: The Year in Review — 2007

Immigration, border control, Andrew Speaker, Version 2 of the National Strategy for Homeland Security, the Virginia Tech shootings, the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse, disaster capitalism, the “new” FEMA, the Homeland Security threat assessment, torture, fusion centers, cyber attacks: what was your top homeland security-related issue in 2007?

By Christopher Bellavita

Another Question Concerning Technology: The Ethical Implications of Homeland Defence and Security Technologies

This essay begins to provide a unified moral reckoning with the way in which technological progress has altered the rules of military engagement and the implementation of homeland security. It addresses both military technologies and technologies that secure the homeland since their development and use might succumb to similar ethical pitfalls.

By John Kaag

Recent Patterns of Terrorism Prevention in the United Kingdom

This article offers an analysis of key terrorist plots in the United Kingdom (UK) since 2004. It uses a heuristic model of prevention, i.e. the Prevention Cube, to organize the analysis and interpret the events covered. It examines successfully executed terrorist plots as well as those preempted by authorities.

By Larry Irons

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