Just How Much Does That Cost, Anyway? An Analysis of the Financial Costs and Benefits of the “No-Fly” List

Marcus Holmes ABSTRACT: This article conducts a financial cost and security benefit analysis of the United States government’s “no fly” list. On September 11, 2001 the no fly list contained sixteen names of terrorists and other individuals deemed threatening to the U.S. Since then, the list has grown considerably, reaching over 755,500+ names at one

The Terrorist Threat to Inbound U.S. Passenger Flights: Inadequate Government Response

Anthony Fainberg ABSTRACT: Commercial civil aviation has been the target of terrorist attacks for decades. Most attacks have been by means of bombs placed on aircraft. In recent years, there have been several attempts to bring explosive devices on board by using suicide terrorists as ticketed passengers. Further, al Qaeda and allied jihadists have tried

Technology Strategies for Homeland Security: Adaptation and Coevolution of Offense and Defense

Brian A. Jackson ABSTRACT: For homeland security organizations, responses to terrorist threats frequently rely on technology. In response, the terrorists adapt and change, threatening the defensive measures’ protective value. Accepting this “back and forth” dynamic of the conflict, it is useful to think about the contest between terrorist groups and security forces as a coevolutionary

Merging the HSC and NSC: Stronger Together

Christine Wormuth and Jeremy White ABSTRACT: At the federal level, homeland security is inherently and fundamentally an interagency undertaking. The quality of interagency relationships and processes is central to the success or failure of federal — and national — homeland security activities. Short of giving a single Cabinet secretary directive authority over other Cabinet secretaries

Beyond the HSC/NSC Merger: Integrating States and Localities into Homeland Security Policymaking

Paul Stockton ABSTRACT: The most critical issue in merging the Homeland Security Council (HSC) and the National Security Council (NSC) is one that has received the least attention. Merger advocates emphasize that combining the councils will better integrate domestic and international policymaking. Paul Stockton agrees with the importance of that goal. He argues, however, that

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

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

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