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“As a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are. And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda’s terror: Justice has been done.”
"We have some planes" -- The foundation of the new terrorism -- Counterterrorism evolves -- Responses to Al Qaeda's initial assaults -- Al Qaeda aims at the American homeland -- From threat to threat -- The attack looms -- "The system was blinking red" -- Heroism and horror -- Wartime -- Foresight--and hindsight -- What to do? A global strategy -- How to do it? A different way of organizing the government
"Tackles some of the most challenging dilemmas and the new post-9/11 realities confronting Congress as it legislates the new ground rules for the war on terror. Presents an agenda for reforming statutory laws governing this new battle that balances need for security, rule of law, and constitutional rights of freedom"--Provided by publisher
Homeland security: must we trade civil liberties for national security? -- Surveillance techniques: may the president override Patriot Act and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act provisions? -- Data mining: does the Patriot Act infringe on privacy rights? -- Material support: does the Patriot Act impede freedom of association? -- Material witnesses: can the government hold them in indefinite detention? -- Hold and clear: may the government hold aliens in indefinite detention? -- Indefinite detention of American citizens: is it constitutional? -- Indefinite detention of enemy combatants: is it constitutional? -- Interrogation: are there limits? -- Military tribunals: is there a role for judicial oversight?
The contributors to this book explore the changing circumstances against which these contentious new legal issues now unfold. The experts strike no consensus. Indeed, one of the work's numerous strengths is the fact that the many facets of the ongoing debate are all represented. Book jacket.
United States and homeland security
United Kingdom and homeland security
Germany and homeland security
Spain and homeland security
Russia and homeland security
Japan and homeland security
Israel and homeland security
International law components to homeland security
The current status of homeland security
Call Number: Available at Bowdoin: HV6431 .S63 2008
This book addresses two developments in the conceptualiation of citienship that arise from the "war on terror," namely the reculturaliation of membership in a polity and the re-moraliation of access to rights. Taking an anthropological perspective, it traces the ways in which the trans-nationaliation of the war on terror has affected notions of the dangerous other in different political and social contexts, asking what changes in the ideas of the state and of the nation have been promoted by the emerging culture of security, and how these changes affect practices of citienship and societal group relations.