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Author Evans, Kim Masters.

Title National security [Gale Virtual Reference Library electronic resource] / Kim Masters Evans.

Edition 2011 edition.
Publication Info. Detroit, Mich. : Gale, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 165 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Gale virtual reference library
Information Plus reference series.
Note Description based on print version record.
"ISSN 1543-5407."
"Formerly published by Information Plus, Wylie, Texas."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A historical overview -- The organization of national security -- Terrorism -- The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq -- Homeland security -- Countries of concern -- Proliferation of weapons -- American civil liberties -- Human and legal rights of detainees -- U.S. relations with the Islamic world.
Access For reference use only; cannot be checked out.
Summary Covers formation of the Department of Homeland Security, increased security measures at airports, the enactment of the Patriot Act of 2001, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Provides the history of national security in the United States; descriptions of the various conventional and nonproliferation treaties and regimes; and information on countries of concern to the United States.
Subject United States. Department of Homeland Security.
United States. Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001.
National security -- United States.
National security -- United States -- History.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Weapons of mass destruction.
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Law and legislation.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Moral and ethical aspects.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
Added Author Gale Group.
Other Form: Original 9781414448664
ISBN 9781414463032 (electronic book)
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