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National security issues in science, law, and technology
Forensic science series
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Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2007
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xx, 658 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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30000010207079 JK468.I6 N38 2007 Open Access Book Book

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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.

Table of Contents

Thomas A. JohnsonMichael P. AllswedeSimon J. KenyonDavid YorkThomas A. JohnsonFred CohenFred CohenFred CohenLucy Savitz and Roberta P. Lavin and Elisabeth RootJames O. MatschulatJames O. MatschulatRoy ShannonRoy ShannonRichard A. NeiserThomas A. Johnson
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Editorp. xii
Authorsp. xv
Section I Terrorism: Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Weapons
1 An Introduction to the Intelligence Process for Addressing National Security Threats and Vulnerabilitiesp. 3
2 Medical Response to Chemical and Biological Terrorismp. 23
3 Agroterrorismp. 51
4 Illicit Trafficking in Nuclear and Radiological Materialsp. 75
5 Nuclear Capabilities of North Korea: Issues in Intelligence Collection, Analysis, and National Security Policyp. 97
Section II Cyber Terrorism and Cyber Security
6 A Framework for Deceptionp. 123
7 Critical Infrastructure Protection: Issues and Answersp. 221
8 Information Warfare, Netwar, and Cyber Intelligencep. 243
Section III National Security Strategy: Implications for Science, Law, and Technology
9 Geographic Information Systems as a Strategic Tool for Better Planning, Response, and Recoveryp. 277
10 An Introduction to the Concept and Management of Riskp. 291
11 The Structure of National Security Decisionsp. 359
12 National Security Executive Orders and Legal Issuesp. 399
13 Courts-Martial, Military Tribunals, and Federal Courtsp. 431
14 National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratories: Emerging Role in Homeland Securityp. 459
15 An All-Hazards National Response Plan: Concluding Remarksp. 473
Appendicesp. 483
Appendix A National Security Strategy Summaryp. 487
Appendix B Homeland Security Presidential Directives 1 to 14p. 541
Indexp. 635