Recent Patterns of Terrorism Prevention in the United Kingdom

Larry Irons ABSTRACT: 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. Drawing from reports

Evaluating the Impact of Contextual Background Fusion on Unclassified Homeland Security Intelligence

Charles Eaneff ABSTRACT: There are millions of homeland security professionals ready and willing to assist in the global war on terror (GWOT) and current strategies to strengthen homeland security include the provision of unclassified intelligence products to these non-traditional recipients (NTR). NTR must possess adequate contextual background in order to effectively utilize intelligence. Given the

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

John Kaag ABSTRACT: 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. First,

Changing Homeland Security: The Year in Review — 2007

Christopher Bellavita ABSTRACT: 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? In “Changing Homeland Security,”

Notes from the Editor (Disasters in North America)

Supplement: Proceedings of the Workshop on Preparing for and Responding to Disasters in North America While most topics involving Homeland Security relate to domestic policy considerations, there are also foreign policy implications. Nowhere is this more relevant than in the United States’ relations with its North American neighbors of Canada and Mexico. Both of these

Mexico’s Insecurity in North America

Supplement: Proceedings of the Workshop on Preparing for and Responding to Disasters in North America Abelardo Rodriguez Sumano ABSTRACT: Dr. Abelardo Rodriguez, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, examines Mexico’s challenges in facing the new security environment in the hemisphere since 9/11. His article argues that Mexico’s incapacity to develop a coherent national and regional security

Perimeter Defense and Regional Security Cooperation in North America: United States, Canada, and Mexico

Supplement: Proceedings of the Workshop on Preparing for and Responding to Disasters in North America Richard Kilroy ABSTRACT: Dr. Richard J. Kilroy, Jr., Virginia Military Institute, USA, explores the concept of building regional security cooperation between the nations of North America, examining the history of security cooperation between the three nations in light of previous

Catastrophic Terrorism at the Border: The Case of the Canada-United States Border

Supplement: Proceedings of the Workshop on Preparing for and Responding to Disasters in North America Todd Hataley ABSTRACT: Dr. Todd Hataley, Royal Military College, discusses the significance of a catastrophic terrorist event occurring at a major crossing site on the Canada-U.S. border. Land border crossings between Canada and the United States are a critical component

Proceedings of the Workshop on Preparing for and Responding to Disasters in North America

Supplement: Proceedings of the Workshop on Preparing for and Responding to Disasters in North America Lance Robinson ABSTRACT: Dr. Lance Robinson, Battelle Corporation, provides a succinct overview of the Workshop on Preparing for and Responding to Disasters in North America, which occurred in San Antonio, TX, November 6-7, 2006. The Proceedings describe the content and