National Security Issues in Science, Law, and Technology

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Thomas A. Johnson
CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Law - 680 pages
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The tragedy of 9/11 placed homeland security and the prevention of further attacks into the central focus of our national consciousness. With so many avenues of terror open to our enemies in terms of mode, medium, and location, effective management and mitigation of threat must be grounded in objective risk assessment. The structure of national security decisions should be premised on decision theory and science with minimal political posturing or emotional reactivisim.

National Security Issues in Science, Law, and Technology demonstrates a mature look at a frightening subject and presents sound, unbiased tools with which to approach any situation that may threaten human lives. By applying the best of scientific decision-making practices this book introduces the concept of risk management and its application in the structure of national security decisions. It examines the acquisition and utilization of all-source intelligence, including the ability to analyze data and forecast patterns, to enable policymakers to make better informed decisions. The text addresses reaction and prevention strategies applicable to chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; agricultural terrorism; cyberterrorism; and other potential threats to our critical infrastructure. It discusses legal issues that inevitably arise when integrating new legislation with the threads of our Constitution and illustrates the dispassionate analysis of our intelligence, law enforcement, and military operations and actions. Finally, the book considers the redirection of our national research and laboratory system to investigate the very problems terrorists can induce through the use of weapons we have as yet to confront.

Taking the guesswork out of hard choices, National Security Issues in Science, Law, and Technology provides anyone burdened with the mantle of responsibility for the protection of the American people with the tools to make sound, well-informed decisions.

 

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Contents

1 An Introduction to the Intelligence Process for Addressing National Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
3
2 Medical Response to Chemical and Biological Terrorism
23
3 Agroterrorism
51
4 Illicit Trafficking in Nuclear and Radiological Materials
75
Issues in Intelligence Collection Analysis and National Security Policy
97
Section II Cyber Terrorism and Cyber Security
121
6 A Framework for Deception1
123
Issues and Answers
221
March 2006
493
Appendix B Homeland Security Presidential Directives 1 to 14
541
Homeland Security Presidential Directive1
543
Homeland Security Presidential Directive2
547
Homeland Security Presidential Directive3
551
National Security PresidentialNSPD17 Homeland Security PresidentialHSPD4
557
Homeland Security Presidential DirectiveHSPD5
567
Homeland Security Presidential DirectiveHSPD6
575

8 Information Warfare Netwar and Cyber Intelligence1
243
Implications for Science Law and Technology
275
9 Geographic Information Systems as a Strategic Tool for Better Planning Response and Recovery
277
10 An Introduction to the Concept and Management of Risk
291
11 The Structure of National Security Decisions
359
12 National Security Executive Orders and Legal Issues
399
13 CourtsMartial Military Tribunals and Federal Courts
431
Emerging Role in Homeland Security
459
Concluding Remarks
473
Appendices Intro
483
Appendix A National Security Strategy Summary
487
The National Security Strategy of the United States of America
489
Homeland Security Presidential DirectiveHSPD7
577
Homeland Security Presidential DirectiveHSPD8
587
Homeland Security Presidential DirectiveHSPD9
595
Biodefense for the 21st Century
603
Homeland Security Presidential DirectiveHSPD11
613
Homeland Security Presidential DirectiveHSPD12
617
National Security Presidential DirectiveNSPD41 Homeland Security Presidential DirectiveHSPD13
621
National Security Presidential DirectiveNSPD43 Homeland Security Presidential DirectiveHSPD14
631
Index
635
Back cover
659
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