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TERRORISM & COUNTER-TERRORISM Terrorism, its nature and sources
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U.S. Thwarts 19 Terrorist Attacks Against America Since 9/11
James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 13 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Cultivating a Culture of Preparedness in the United States
Brendan Gallagher. The Henry L. Stimson Center, 01 November 2007.

New Homeland Security Strategy Misses the Mark
James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 10 October 2007 (.pdf file).

National Strategy for Homeland Security
Homeland Security Council, October 2007 (.pdf file).

Homeland Insecurities: Six Years after 9/11 We're Still Not Thinking Strategically
Daniel L. Byman. The Brookings Institution, 11 September 2007.

Confronting the Terrorist Threat to the Homeland: Six Years After 9/11
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 10 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Is the United States Ready for Future Catastrophes? Estimating the Effectiveness of Organizations for Hazard Mitigation Since 9/11
Aytül Kasapoglu, Dennis S. Mileti and Mathieu Deflem. Journal of Homeland Security, September 2007.

The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland
National Intelligence Estimate, July 2007 (.pdf file).

Why We Are Vulnerable
Kathleen Tierney. The American Prospect, 18 June 2007.

Snapping Back
Zack Phillips. Government Executive Magazine, 15 June 2007.

The Day After: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast in an American City
Ashton B. Carter, Michael M. May, and William J. Perry. A report based on a workshop hosted by the Preventive Defense Project, May 2007. Posted on Harvard's Belfer Center for International Studies website (.pdf file).

The State of Homeland Security 2007: An Annual Report Card on the Department of Homeland Security
Majority Staff of the Committee on Homeland Security, 24 April 2007 (.pdf file).

Stopping Surprise Attacks: Thinking Smarter About Homeland Security
James Jay Carafano, Frank J. Cilluffo, Richard Weitz and Jan Lane. The Heritage Foundation, 23 April 2007 (.pdf file).

Mapping the Risks: Assessing the Homeland Security Implications of Publicly Available Geospatial Information
John C. Baker et al. RAND, 25 March 2004 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: Preparing for and Responding to Disasters
William O. Jenkins, Jr. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Appropriations, 09 March 2007 (.pdf file).

A Broad Take on America's Current Homeland Security
Michael O'Hanlon. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, House Committee on Homeland Security, 08 March 2007 (.pdf file).

The Next Attack
Stephen Flynn. Washington Monthly, March 2007.

Securing The Home Front
James Jay Carafano. The Journal of International Security Affairs, Spring 2007.

Reacting to Terrorism: Probabilities, Consequences, and the Persistence of Fear
John Mueller. Prepared for presentation at the National Convention of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, 26 February - 04 March 2007 (.pdf file).

Hearing on 5 and 10 Year Homeland Security Goals: Where We Need to Be As a Nation and How We Judge Progress?
Paul N. Stockton. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Appropriations Committee, 30 January 2007. Posted on the Stanford University website (.pdf file).

Basic Principles for Homeland Security
Brian Michael Jenkins. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Appropriations Committee, 30 January 2007 (.pdf file). Posted on the RAND website.

Reasons They Haven't Hit Us Again
Christopher McDougall. New York Magazine, 2007.

9/11 Commission Recommendations: Implementation Status
Richard F. Grimmett. Congressional Research Service, 04 December 2006 (.pdf file).

The State of U.S. Homeland Security
Panel sponsored by the Brookings Institution, 01 June 2006 (.pdf file).

The Homeland Security Dilemma: The Imaginations of Failure and the Escalating Costs of Perfecting Security
Frank P. Harvey. Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, June 2006 (.pdf file).

Transatlantic Homeland Defense
Neyla Amas et al. Center for Technology and National Security Policy, and the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, May 2006 (.pdf file).

Department of Homeland Security: Charting A Path Forward
Michael Chertoff. Speech to the Heritage Foundation, 20 March 2006 (.pdf file).

Are We Ready for the Next 9/11? The Sorry State - and Stunning Waste - of Homeland Security Spending
Veronique de Rugy. Reason, 01 March 2006. Posted on the American Enterprise Institute website.

Transforming Homeland Security: U.S. and European Approaches
Esther Brimmer, ed. Center for Transatlantic Relations, March 2006 (.pdf file).

A Performance Review of FEMA's Disaster Management Activities in Response to Hurricane Katrina
Department of Homeland Security, March 2006 (.pdf file).

Emergency Preparedness and Response: Some Issues and Challenges Associated with Major Emergency Incidents
William O. Jenkins, Jr. Testimony before the Little Hoover Commission, State of California, 23 February 2006 (.pdf file).

The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned
Department of Homeland Security, 23 February 2006 (.pdf file).

A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina
U.S. House of Representatives, 15 February 2006 (.pdf file).

Bureaucracy Hinders 9/11 Commission Recommendations
Shane Harris and Greta Wodele. National Journal, 13 January 2006. Posted on GovExec.com.

Terrorism Act 2006
U.K. Parliament, 2006.

Countering Urban Terrorism in Russia and the United States: Proceedings of a Workshop
Glenn E. Schweitzer and A. Chelsea Sharber. Committee on Counterterrorism, Challenges for Russia and the United States, Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, National Research Council, in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences, National Academies Press, 2006.

Transforming Homeland Security: U.S. and European Approaches
Esther Brimmer, ed. Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2006 (.pdf file).

Introduction: Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007
Michael O'Hanlon and Jeremy Shapiro. The Brookings Institution, 2006 (.pdf file).

The State of Homeland Security 2006: Annual Report Card
Democratic staff of the Committee on Homeland Security, 2006 (.pdf file).

Department's Mission Was Undermined From Start
Susan B. Glasser and Michael Grunwald. Washington Post, 22 December 2005.

The September 11 Commission Report Card: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
James Jay Carafano and Alane Kochems. The Heritage Foundation, 13 December 2005.

A Nation Still at Risk
Alex Baker. The Century Foundation, 13 December 2005.

Final Report on 9/11 Commission Recommendations
Thomas H. Kean et al. 9/11 Public Discourse Project, 05 December 2005 (.pdf file).

Beyond Connecting the Dots: A VITAL Framwork for Sharing Law Enforcement Intelligence Information
Committee on Homeland Security Democratic Staff, U.S. House of Representatives, December 2005. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website (.pdf file).

Report on the Status of 9/11 Commission Recommendations: Part III: Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, and Nonproliferation
Thomas H. Kean et al. 9/11 Public Discourse Project, 14 November 2005 (.pdf file).

Risk Assessment and Risk Management: Necessary Tools for Homeland Security
Paul Rosenzweig and Alane Kochems. Heritage Foundation, 25 October 2005 (.pdf file).

Assessing the State of Homeland Security
Michael O'Hanlon. Testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security of the Committee of the Judiciary, for October 26, 2005. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Homeland Security: Status of Federal, State, and Local Efforts
Mitt Romney. Heritage Foundation, 14 September 2005.

Report on the Status of 9/11 Commission Recommendations
9/11 Public Discourse Project, 14 September 2005.

Disaster Evacuation and Displacement Policy: Issues for Congress
Keith Bea. CRS Report for Congress, 02 September 2005. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.

Foreign Disasters: Lessons for the Pentagon's Homeland Security Efforts
James Jay Carafano. Heritage Foundation, 29 August 2005.

Federal Disaster Recovery Programs
Mary Jordan. CRS Report for Congress, 29 August 2005. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.

Assessment of DHS Management
Richard A. Falkenrath. Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Sentate, 26 January 2005 (.pdf file).

Security, Resilience, and Communication In Unpredictable Environments Such as Terrorism, Natural Disasters and Complex Technology
P.H. Longstaff. Harvard University, January 2005 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: General Templates and Options for the Future
Peter Faber. Information & Security, 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Homeland Security and the Russian Approach
Lionel Ponsard. Information & Security, 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Civil Security: Architectural Approach in Emergency Management Transformation
Velizar Shalamanov et al. Information & Security, 2005. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Strategic Defense Initiative
William S. Lind. Defense and the National Interest, 22 November 2004.

Special Report: Securing the Homeland
Governing Magazine and Congressional Quarterly, October 2004. Posted on the Century Foundation website (.pdf file).

Planning Scenarios for Use in National, Federal, State, and Local Homeland Security Prep
David Howe. Homeland Security Council, July 2004. Posted on the Globalsecurity.org website.

What the 9/11 Commission's Report Should Contain: Four Recommendations for Making America Safer
James Jay Carafano and Paul Rosenzweig. Heritage Foundation, 13 July 2004 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security Should Better Balance Need for System Integration Strategy with Spending for New and Enhanced Systems
GAO, May 2004.

Selected Recommendations from Congressionally Chartered Commissions and GAO
GAO, March 2004 (.pdf file).

Stemming the Tide of Terror
Michael W. Ritz, Ralph G. Hensley, Jr, and James C. Whitmire. Air War College, February 2004.

Homeland Security: Learning from Japan
Edward A. Olsen. Independent Institute, 2004.

American Civil Security: The U.S. Public and Homeland Security
Amanda J. Dory. Washington Quarterly, Winter 2004 (.pdf file).

Confronting the "Enemy Within"
Peter Chalk and William Rosenau. Rand Corporation, 2004 (.pdf file).

The Homeland Security Papers: Stemming the Tide of Terror
Michael W. Ritz, et al. USAF Counterproliferation Center, February 2004.

America at Risk:  Closing the Security Gap
Democratic Members of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, February 2004.

American Civil Security:  The US Public and Homeland Security
Amanda J. Dory. Washington Quarterly, Winter 2003-04.

Forging America's New Normalcy:  Securing Our Homeland, Preserving Our Liberty
Fifth Annual Report. Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (the Gilmore Panel), 15 December 2003. Posted on the Rand Corporation web site.

Americans and Homeland Security:  report from a conference conducted 25 September 2003
Amanda J. Dory and Shawn Powers, editors. CSIS, December 2003.

Homeland Failure
Shane Ham. Blueprint Magazine, 20 November 2003. Progressive Policy Institute.

The Homeland Security Muddle
Juliette N. Kayyem. American Prospect, 1 November 2003.

Safe At Home
Morton H. Halperin. Center for American Progress, 21 October 2003.

September 11, 2003: Why America Is Still Asleep
Stephen Gale and Lawrence A. Husick. Foreign Policy Research Institute, 5 September 2003.

The State of Homeland Security:  Assessing Progress in Securing The United States Against the Threat of Terrorism
Lexington Institue, September 2003.

The Blackout and the Question of Homeland Security
Stephen Gale and Lawrence A. Husick. Foreign Policy Research Institute, 16 August 2003.

National Strategy for Homeland Security
Office of Homeland Security, July 2002. Posted on the Whitehouse.gov website (.pdf file).

America at Risk:  A Homeland Security Report Card
Progressive Policy Institute, July 2003.

The Politics of Homeland Security
Steven J. Nider. Blueprint Magazine, 15 April 2003. Progressive Policy Institute.

Homeland Security--Can It Be Done?
Elizabeth F. Wilson. U.S. Army War College, 07 April 2003. Hosted by STINET database (.pdf file).

Five Homeland Security Hurdles (scroll down)
Katherine McIntire Peters. Government Executive, 15 February 2003.

Protecting the American Homeland
Michael O'Hanlon, Peter Orszag, Ivo Daalder, I.M. Destler, David Gunter, James Lindsay, Robert Litan, James Steinberg. Brookings Institution Press, January 2003.

Homeland Security:  A Compendium of Public and Private Organizations' Policy Recommendations
John V. Parachini, Lynn E. Davis, Timothy Liston. Rand Corporation, 2003.

Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security
Zoe Baird and James Barksdale. Second Report of the Markle Foundation Task Force, 2003 (.pdf file).

America:  Still Unprepared, Still in Danger
Gary Hart and Warren B. Rudman, co-chairs. Report of an Independent Task Force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, 4 December 2002. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Protecting Against the Global Threat: Strategies from American Homeland Security
Gov. Tom Ridge. King's College London, Centre for Defence Studies, 7 November 2002. Posted on the United States Mission to the European Union website.

Congress Has Left U.S. Unprepared for New Terrorism
Morton Kondracke. Roll Call, 31 October 2002.

Panel Laments 'Reactive' Approach to Homeland Security
Jason Peckenpaugh. Daily Briefing. Government Executive Magazine, 25 October 2002.

Promise and Progress:  Homeland Security One Year Post-9/11
Peter Brookes. Heritage Lecture #764. Heritage Foundation, 11 October 2002.

Interdependent Security:  Implications for Homeland Security Policy and Other Areas
Howard Kunreuther, Geoffrey Heal, and Peter R. Orszag. Brookings Institution Policy Brief #108, October 2002.

America Still Unprepared - America Still in Danger
Stephen E. Flynn. Independent Task Force Report. Council on Foreign Relations, October 2002.

Promise and Progress: Homeland Security One Year Post-9/11
Peter Brookes. Heritage Lectures #764. Heritage Foundation, 18 September 2002.

DoHS Countdown: The Daily Play-by-Play
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, 18 September 2002.

Homeland Security Concerns
Stephen E. Flynn. Journal of Commerce, 9 September 2002. Posted on the Council of Foreign Relations website.

September 11, One Year Later: What's Ahead for the Altered Homeland?
Brookings National Issues Forum, The Brookings Institution, 5 September 2002.

Homeland Insecurity
Charles C. Mann. The Atlantic, September 2002.

Homeland Security Begins at Home
Bruce Reed and Jose Cerda III. Blueprint Magazine, 29 July 2002. New Democrats Online.

Guarding the Homeland
Steven J. Nider. Blueprint Magazine, 29 July 2002. New Democrats Online.

We Must Do This One Right
John Podesta and Ken Duberstein. The Washingtonpost, 28 July 2002.

The Bush Homeland Security Strategy: A Mixed Bag
David Isenberg. Center for Defense Information, 18 July 2002.

The National Strategy For Homeland Security
Office of Homeland Security, July 2002.

The New Homeland Security Apparatus: Impeding the Fight Against Agile Terrorists
Eric R. Taylor. Foreign Policy Briefing #70. The Cato Institute, 26 June 2002.

The Best Defense: Leveraging the Strength of Our Military to Protect the Homeland
Senator Joseph Lieberman. Remarks to the Progressive Policy Institute Forum on ''Making America Safer: Next Steps for Homeland Security'', 26 June 2002.

Federal Homeland Security Policy: A Nine-Month Assessment
Michael Scardaville and Jack Spencer. Backgrounder #1563. The Heritage Foundation, 25 June 2002.

The Reserves and Homeland Security: Proposals, Progress, Problems Ahead
James Jay Carafano. CSBA Backgrounder, 19 June 2002.

The Barn Door: Bush's New Department of Homeland Security Could Actually Make Us Less Safe
John Prados. The American Prospect, June 2002.

Problems of Preparedness: U.S. Readiness for a Domestic Terrorist Attack
Richard A. Falkenrath. International Security, Spring 2000. Posted on the University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce website.

Risk Management and the Office of Homeland Security's Antiterrorism Tasks
Bin Jiang. Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution, Spring 2002. Posted on the Tabula Rasa Institute website.

Homeland Security: A Competitive Strategies Approach
F.G. Hoffman. Center for Defense Information, March 2002. Posted on the FindArticles website.

Panic Attacks: Drawing the Thin Line Between Caution and Hysteria After September 11
Jesse Walker. Reason, March 2002. Posted on the Find Articles website.

Organizing for Homeland Security
Michael J. Hillyard. Parameters, Spring 2002.

Combating Terrorism: Key Aspects of a National Strategy to Enhance State and Local Preparedness
JayEtta Z. Hecker. General Accounting Office, 1 March 2002.

The Science of Surprise
Dana Mackenzie. Discover, February 2002.

Defending America
Joseph Cirincione. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Winter/Spring 2002. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Protecting the Homeland: Insights from Army Wargames
Richard Brennan. RAND, 2002.

Countering Terrorism: Lessons Learned from Natural and Technological Disasters
Julie L. Demuth. National Academies Press, 2002.

Could September 11 Have Been Averted?
Gabriel Schoenfeld. Commentary Magazine, December 2001. Posted on the Questia website.

Protection Through Detection
Jonathan Crane. Blueprint Magazine, 15 November 2001. New Democrats Online.

How NOT to reorganize for homeland security
Ivo Daalder and I.M. Destler. The Hill, 7 November 2001. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

How Ridge Can Secure the Homeland
Ashton B. Carter. Preventive Defense Project, 4 October 2001.

Cyber Terrorism: The State of U.S. Preparedness
Michael A. Vatis. Testimony before US House Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and
Intergovernmental Relations, 26 September 2001. Posted on the Institute for Security Technology Studies website.

Defending American: Redefining the Conceptual Borders of Homeland Defense
Anthony H. Cordesman and Arleigh A. Burke. Center for Strategic and International Studies, 18 September 2001.

Protecting the Homeland
Graham T. Allison. The Boston Globe, 14 September 2001. Posted on the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs website at Harvard University.

The Hart-Rudman Commission and the Homeland Defense
Ian Roxborough. Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, September 2001.

Military Capabilities and Domestic Terrorism
Major General Bruce M. Lawlor. Perpsectives on Preparedness, August 2001. Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness. BCSIA, JFK School of Government, Harvard.

Critical Infrastructure: Significant Challenges in Developing National Capabilities
General Accounting Office, April 2001.

The Problems of Preparedness: Challenges Facing the U.S. Domestic Preparedness Program
Richard A. Falkenrath. BCSIA, JFK School of Government, Harvard, December 2000.

Homeland Security Actions
The White House. Washington, D.C.

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