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Homeland Security by James Carafano, Mark Sauter

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CHAPTER 20DOMAIN SECURITYBorder, Maritime, and Aviation Security

The accelerated flow of ideas, goods, and people around the world, while vital to supporting and advancing America’s interests, also creates security challenges that are increasingly borderless and unconventional.

Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, February 2010

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

America is connected to the world by networks that ensure the free flow of goods, peoples, services, and ideas. A vital component of the U.S. economy, these networks can also serve as a conduit for pernicious traffic to America’s shores. Conversely, in times of trouble, from natural disasters to pandemics to terrorist attacks, maintaining these networks will be vital to mitigation and recovery. This chapter ...

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