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Homeland Security: A Complete Guide 2/E, 2nd Edition by James Carafano, Mark Sauter

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CHAPTER 5THINKING HOMELAND SECURITYTheory, Strategy, Decision-Making, Planning, and Analysis Tools

War has been waged against us by stealth and deceit and murder. This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger. The conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way, and at an hour, of our choosing.

President George W. Bush, quoted in the National Security Strategy of the United States, September 2002

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

This chapter is about how choices get made. After 9/11, leaders in the United States at every level of government and the private sector were too busy thinking about securing their parts of the homeland to spend much time considering theories, principles, and constructs. For the most part, they ...

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