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

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,

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

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,

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