National Security Issues in Science, Law, and Technology: by Thomas A. Johnson

By Thomas A. Johnson

The tragedy of 11th of September put place of birth defense and the prevention of extra assaults into the vital concentration of our nationwide awareness. With such a lot of avenues of terror open to our enemies when it comes to mode, medium, and placement, powerful administration and mitigation of risk needs to be grounded in goal probability review. The constitution of nationwide protection judgements can be premised on determination conception and technological know-how with minimum political posturing or emotional reactivisim.

National defense concerns in technology, legislations, and Technology demonstrates a mature examine a daunting topic and provides sound, impartial instruments with which to technique any state of affairs which could threaten human lives. via utilizing the easiest of medical decision-making practices this booklet introduces the concept that of hazard administration and its program within the constitution of nationwide safety judgements. It examines the purchase and usage of all-source intelligence, together with the power to research information and forecast styles, to permit policymakers to make larger knowledgeable judgements. The textual content addresses response and prevention thoughts acceptable to chemical, organic, and nuclear guns; agricultural terrorism; cyberterrorism; and different capability threats to our severe infrastructure. It discusses felony matters that necessarily come up whilst integrating new laws with the threads of our structure and illustrates the dispassionate research of our intelligence, legislations enforcement, and armed forces operations and activities. eventually, the ebook considers the redirection of our nationwide examine and laboratory process to enquire the very difficulties terrorists can result in by utilizing guns we now have as but to confront.

Taking the guesswork out of challenging offerings, National safeguard matters in technological know-how, legislation, and know-how provides somebody careworn with the mantle of accountability for the security of the yank individuals with the instruments to make sound, well-informed decisions.

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