Maritime & Port Security (SEC Nat)
SECURING THE NATION explores the changes in the mandates and organization of U.S. national security since the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. ... Show synopsis SECURING THE NATION explores the changes in the mandates and organization of U.S. national security since the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. Paying special attention to the developing Department of Homeland Security, this new series aims to make modern problems of national security accessible to young readers. Each book focuses on the "ins and outs" of the agencies and subdisciplines of national security--history, technology, procedures, and changes since September 11, 2001--and discusses the training necessary to enter each field. A major but sometimes unacknowledged risk to American national security is the nation's ports, which receive massive amounts of cargo from across the globe every day. In this title, the coordinator of the Global Maritime and Transportation School at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy details efforts to control the movement of goods and people on the seas.