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National security : opposing viewpoints
Cothran, Helen.
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San Diego [Calif.] : Greenhaven Press : Thomson/Gale, [2004]

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208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Terrorism is a serious threat to national security / George J. Tenet -- The terrorist threat has been exaggerated / Michael L. Rothschild -- Islam is a threat to national security / Antony Flew -- Islam is not a threat to national security / Antony T. Sullivan -- Biological weapons threaten national security / Veronique de Rugy and Charles V. Peña -- The threat posed by biological weapons has been exaggerated / Steve Bonta -- Defense spending must be increased / Paul Wolfowitz -- Defense spending is too high / Paul Isaacs -- America needs a missile defense system / Jim Garamone -- A missile defense system would not protect America / David Wright and Theodore Postol -- America must confront the threat posed by Iran, Iraq, and North Korea / George W. Bush -- Focusing on Iran, Iraq, and North Korea threatens national security / Llewellyn D. Howell -- The United States should wage war to fight terrorism / Stephen Cox -- The United States should not wage war to fight terrorism / Stephen G. Cary -- Preemptive strikes are a legitimate option for fighting terrorism / Michael J. Glennon -- Preemptive strikes are immoral and unnecessary / Richard Falk -- The Department of Homeland Security will protect America against terrorists / George W. Bush -- The Department of Homeland Security will make America less safe / Ron Paul -- Immigration must be restricted to protect America against terrorists / Samuel Francis -- Restricting immigration will not make America safer / Daniel T. Griswold -- Efforts to enhance national security threatens civil liberties / Nick Gillespie -- Some curtailment of civil liberties is necessary to enhance national security / Richard A. Posner -- Ethnic profiling is ineffective and unfair / Patricia J. Williams -- Ethnic profiling is necessary to prevent terrorism / Bruce J. Terris -- National ID cards would threaten civil liberties / John Derbyshire -- Nation ID cards would help fight terrorism / Margaret Carlson.
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UA234 .N2476 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America have made security one of the nation's top priorities. The authors in this volume discuss the many threats to national security and debate the best ways to address those threats.