America the Vulnerable: Struggling to Secure the Homeland

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Political Science - 272 pages
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In this powerful and urgently needed call to action, national security expert Stephen Flynn offers a startling portrait of the radical shortcomings in America's plan for homeland security. He describes a frightening scenario of what the next major terrorist attack might look like -- revealing the tragic loss of life and economic havoc it would leave in its wake, as well as the seismic political consequences it would have in Washington. Flynn also shows us how to prepare for such a disaster, outlining a bold yet practical plan for achieving security in a way that is safe and smart, effective and manageable.

In this new world of heightened risk and fear, America the Vulnerable delivers a timely, forceful message that cannot be ignored.

 

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Contents

LIVING ON BORROWED TIME
1
THE NEXT ATTACK
17
THE PHONY WAR
37
SECURITY MATURITY
59
WHATS IN THE BOX?
81
PROTECT AND RESPOND
111
MOBILIZING THE HOME FRONT
135
FEAR PARANOIA AND THE
157
AFTERWORD
171
NOTES
179
INDEX
229
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Stephen Flynn is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was the lead author of the task force report "America: Still Unprepared, Still in Danger," and his articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs. He spent twenty years as a commissioned officerin the U.S. Coast Guard, served in the White House Military Office during the George H. W. Bush administration,and was director for Global Issues on the National Security Council staff during the Clinton administration.

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