EXECUTIVE SESSION ON DOMESTIC PREPAREDNESS
September 1, 2004
FILLING THE GAPS IN U.S. HOMELAND SECURITY: A To-Do List for the U.S. Government to Keep America Safe from Terrorism
The United States now knows that it is vulnerable to terrorist attacks. In Countering Terrorism, experts from such disparate fields as medicine, law, public policy, and international security discuss institutional changes the country must make to protect against future attacks. In these essays, they argue that terrorism preparedness is not just a federal concern, but one that requires integrated efforts across federal, state, and local governments.
In Terrorism, Freedom, and Security, Philip Heymann continues the discussion of responses to terrorism that he began in his widely read Terrorism and America. He argues that diplomacy, intelligence, and international law should play a larger role than military action in our counterterrorism policy; instead of waging "war" against terrorism, the United States needs a broader range of policies. Heymann believes that many of the policies adopted since September 11 -- including trials before military tribunals, secret detentions, and the subcontracting of interrogation to countries where torture is routine -- are at odds with American political and legal traditions and create disturbing precedents.
April 29, 2003
The Boston Globe
Simply because we can dismiss the PLO's position doesn't mean that the United States should. Bringing Abbas to the United States to be tried would have significant consequences that should be weighed against the opportunity for a new US-led effort to renew the Middle East peace process.
April 15, 2003
"Port Security Applied Policy Project Recommendations to Improve Emergency Response Capabilities at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach"
The Los Angeles/ Long Beach port complex is the nation’s busiest seaport. If terrorists were to attack the port complex, then the economic damage would be catastrophic. In the short term, it is impossible to prevent an attack at the port complex.
December 12, 2002
BCSIA in the News: BCSIA Faculty and Staff Speak Out on U.N.Weapons Inspectors, Nuclear Terrorism, Homeland Security, the War on Iraq and more
National Defense Magazine
By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School