PPOL-688 HOMELAND SECURITY
Fall for 2007-2008
This course is intended to provide a broad and deep understanding of homeland security policy. The September 11th terrorist attacks put homeland security at the very top of the national public policy agenda. Securing the homeland is an extremely complex mission that requires a coordinated and integrated effort from all levels of society: the federal government, state and local governments, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the American people. The concept of homeland security focuses on protecting the nation from terrorist attacks but it also encompasses planning and preparing for natural disasters. The goal is to provide students a thorough understanding of the policy, strategy, legal and organizational issues and challenges associated with the defense of the U.S. homeland, the efforts underway to meet those challenges, and the range of means and methods that are or could be brought to bear on this subject.
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