Homeland security : a reference handbook / Michael C. LeMay.
Contributor(s): Gale (Firm).Series: Gale eBooks.Contemporary world issues: Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 376 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781440854101.Subject(s): United States. Department of Homeland Security -- History | National security -- Law and legislation -- United States | Internal security -- United States | Civil defense -- Law and legislation -- United States | Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention | Security, International -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Homeland security.DDC classification: 344.7305/34 Online resources: Available via Gale eBooks. Click here to access
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources -- Chronology.
This book discusses the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and efforts to protect the U.S. from international terrorism. It covers precursor events and laws from 1965 to 2000 which set the stage for the 2002 law that established the Department of Homeland Security, and the problems associated with homeland security policy. Also addresses major units and agencies within the department, provides excerpts and summaries of data, and lists key secondary sources.
Description based on print version record.