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

About the 2008 CHDS Essay Contest

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) announces the winner and finalists of its first annual essay contest. CHDS launched the contest last year to provide people from around the country the opportunity to express their opinions on homeland security issues and to suggest new ideas. The winner and four finalists were selected from eighty contest submissions

Proliferation of Biodefense Laboratories and the Need for National Biosecurity

Supplement: CHDS Essay Contest (First Annual – 2008) Jesse Tucker ABSTRACT: In the years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist acts and the anthrax attacks which followed, the president of the United States has issued a number of Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD). HSPD-10, HSPD-18, and HSPD-21 specifically addressed measures to be taken by the

Making Consequence Management Work: Applying the Lesson of the Joint Terrorism Task Force

Supplement: CHDS Essay Contest (First Annual – 2008) Will Goodman ABSTRACT: Using the successful apprehension of the “Fort Dix Six” as an example, this essay identifies the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) as the most successful effort in the area of homeland security. The essay also nominates consequence management as the

Ascendancy through Perception: the Importance of Dedicated Investment in Academic Homeland Security Research and Inquiry

Supplement: CHDS Essay Contest (First Annual – 2008) Nicolas Scheffer, Luciana Ferrer, Aaron Lawson, Yun Lei, and Mitchell McLaren ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper in the Biometrics and Forensics track. William Gardella ABSTRACT: The events of September 11, 2001 forever altered America’s perception of its own vulnerability and focused the entire nation upon the immediate and

Brick by Brick: The Strategic Re-Building of the Public Health Infrastructure

Supplement: CHDS Essay Contest (First Annual – 2008) Meredith Allen ABSTRACT: The public health infrastructure in the United States has eroded unnoticed; however, the tragic events of September 11, 2001 highlighted the need for a robust public health system. Homeland security funding and the Department of Homeland Security’s strategic goals have directly impacted the rebuilding

Reducing the Risk

Supplement: CHDS Essay Contest (First Annual – 2008) Matthew Allen ABSTRACT: Since the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2002, the department’s mission has sometimes been difficult to understand. Not until recently has the administration found the proper rhetorical tools that explain both the challenges the nation faces with respect to terrorism

Book Review: George Kennan’s Ghost: Faith Reason, and the War Against Jihadism by George Weigel

Philip Palin ABSTRACT: Philip J. Palin reviews Faith, Reason, and the War Against Jihadism, by George Weigel. A Catholic scholar argues for reason as a weapon in the current struggle. The reviewer wonders about American culture’s readiness to deploy reason or faith and asks Weigel to give us more. SUGGESTED CITATION: Palin, Philip. “George Kennan’s

Paramilitary Terrorism: A Neglected Threat

Bill Tallen ABSTRACT: 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. Seizure by a large, well-armed terrorist