Homeland Security: What Is It and Where Are We Going? by Amos N. Guiora

By Amos N. Guiora

''Focusing on how the jobs of the enterprise have replaced, this ebook examines the roots of place of origin defense and its middle missions. It examines the agency's concentration and appears at what DHS should still concentrate on in destiny. international relations and foreign partnerships are addressed as they relate to resolving hot-button matters like narco-terrorism, intelligence sharing, terrorism investment, and immigration. This booklet is without doubt one of the few on Read more...

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For a fuller discussion of the limits issue, see Amos Guiora, Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008). 11 Homeland Security: What Is It and Where Are We Going? Should armed guards protect the nation’s schools? Should individuals attending sporting events be subject to pat downs and frisks? Should the size of water bottles carried on airplanes be limited? Should the amount of financial wire transfers be limited and subject to reporting requirements?

27 Homeland Security: What Is It and Where Are We Going? 3 Jigsaw puzzle, scattered. 3). It is akin to a jigsaw puzzle, albeit with far greater stakes and with far less concrete information. Nevertheless, the analogy is instructive. 4), intelligence analysts receiving information have to determine its reliability, viability, validity, and credibility; doing so requires a sophisticated understanding of the information’s source. Does the source have a personal grudge against the individual he has named?

The relationship between cost–benefit analysis and threat levels is absolute; if threat determination is predicated solely on intuition, then the chances for overreaction all but guarantee that costs increase and benefits decrease. Conversely, if threat determination is predicated on sophisticated analysis of actionable intelligence, then chances for overreaction (and its attendant costs) are significantly minimized. While homeland security obviously implies costs (financial, legal, and social), the challenge facing decision makers is minimizing costs while maximizing benefits in an effort to protect the public.

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