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Title:
Deterring and investigating attack : the role of the FBI and CIA
Author:
Keeley, Jennifer, 1974-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, [Calif.] : Lucent Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The terrorist threat -- The technology to fight terrorism -- Identifying suspects -- Following the money trail -- Sounding the alarm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 11.5 4.0 74225.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003015027.html
ISBN:
9781590183748
Format :
Book

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Since September 11, the FBI and the CIA have used cutting edge technology and covert surveillance to stop terrorists before they strike, Employing techniques like listening to chatter, monitoring Internet activity, wiretapping, and tracing money laundering, the intelligence community has worked to close in on the terrorists in our midst.


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Geoffrey Campbell's A Vulnerable America0 . Gr. 7-12. Illustrated with relevant black-and-white photographs, these books from the Lucent Library of Homeland Security series offer an informative look at America's current approach to protecting its citizens from terrorist attacks. A Vulnerable America0 discusses national security in a historical context, examining how the government dealt with terrorist threats in the past and how the attacks of September 11, 2001, prompted a complete overhaul of counterterrorism efforts. Campbell also considers the immense challenges of safeguarding America's transportation system and protecting the country from biological, chemical, and nuclear attacks as well as racial profiling and the impact of new security measures on civil liberties and everyday lives of individuals. Deterring and Investigating Attack 0 explores the roles that the CIA and FBI play in counterterrorism, discussing the uses of various information and surveillance technologies and methods of intelligence gathering. Current, informative, and well researched, these books offer readers a solid introduction to an important, timely topic. Chapter notes and suggestions for further reading are appended. --Ed Sullivan Copyright 2004 Booklist