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Author Napolitano, Janet, author.

Title How safe are we? : homeland security since 9/11 / Janet Napolitano with Karen Breslau.

Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, 2019.


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Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 215 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary "Created in the wake of 9/11, the greatest tragedy to occur on US soil, the Department of Homeland Security was handed a sweeping mandate: make America safer. From 2009-2013, Janet Napolitano ran DHS and oversaw twenty-two federal agencies with 240,000 employees. An agency that's part terrorism prevention, part intelligence, part law enforcement, part public safety, and part disaster response and recovery makes for an odd combination in the protocol-driven, tradition-bound Washington, DC, culture. But, says Napolitano, it can make us more safe, secure, and resilient if we understand today's threats. In [this book], Napolitano not only answers the titular question, but grapples with an evolving set of threats that have left us vulnerable again in ways not imagined after the 9/11 attacks, What are the real risks to our national security, as opposed to those that make for dramatic political rhetoric and media sound bites? Why haven't we seen another massive terrorist attack in the US since September 11, 2001--and what should we guard against from now on? This is an urgent warning about American security at home and an insightful prescription for the future."--Dust jacket.
Contents Part I: The mission. What have I done? ; Earning my calluses ; Mission impossible? ; Freedom and fear -- Part II: What we got right. Pushing out the border ; Shrinking the haystack ; Zigging and zagging ; "The system worked" -- Part III: Where we need to improve. Connecting the dots ; Black swans and oily ducks -- Part IV: Homeland security in the age of Trump. Are we safer? ; A road map.
Subject Napolitano, Janet.
United States. Department of Homeland Security.
National security -- United States.
Internal security -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Added Author Breslau, Karen, author.
ISBN 9781541762220 (hardcover)
1541762223 (hardcover)

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