Review of the Department of Homeland Security s Handling of Suspicious Passengers Aboard Northwest Flight 327

  • Filename: review-of-the-department-of-homeland-security-s-handling-of-suspicious-passengers-aboard-northwest-flight-327.
  • ISBN: 9781437915280
  • Release Date: 2009-08
  • Number of pages: 47
  • Author: Richard L. Skinner
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing

Presents the results of a review of DHS¿s handling of suspicious passengers and activities aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 327 from Detroit to L.A. on June 29, 2004. On this flight, 13 Middle Eastern men behaved in a suspicious manner that aroused the attention and concern of the flight attendants, passengers, air marshals, and pilots. The objectives of this review were to: (1) determine the specific circumstances relating to Flight 327, including DHS¿s handling of the suspicious passengers before boarding, during flight, and after the plane landed; and (2) identify any lessons learned as a result of the suspicious incident. The auditor interviewed officials of various Fed. agencies, 4 major airlines, 10 airline industry assoc., and 6 passengers. Illus.

Airport and Aviation Security

  • Filename: airport-and-aviation-security.
  • ISBN: 1420070304
  • Release Date: 2009-09-14
  • Number of pages: 439
  • Author: Bartholomew Elias
  • Publisher: CRC Press

The response of the U.S. federal government to the events of September 11, 2001 has reflected the challenge of striking a balance between implementing security measures to deter terrorist attacks while at the same time limiting disruption to air commerce. Airport and Aviation Security: U.S. Policy and Strategy in the Age of Global Terrorism is a comprehensive reference that examines the persistent threats to aviation security that led up to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, describes subsequent terror plots against aviation assets, and explores U.S. efforts to counter and mitigate these threats. Addressing the homeland security challenges facing the U.S. in the age of terrorism, this text explores: Security protocol prior to 9/11 Precursors to 9/11 The rising threat of Al Qaeda Tactical and congressional response to 9/11, including new legislation The broader context of risk assessment Intelligence gathering Airport security, including passenger, baggage, and employee screening Airline in-flight security measures Airport perimeter security The threat of shoulder-fired missiles Security for GA (general aviation) operations and airports Beginning with a historical backdrop describing the dawn of the age of global terrorism in the 1960s and continuing up until the present time, the book demonstrates the broad social and political context underlying recent changes in the aviation security system as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks. Coverage examines ongoing threats and vulnerabilities to the aviation infrastructure, including an exploration of how past terrorist incidents have come to shape U.S. policy and strategy.

Terror in the Skies

  • Filename: terror-in-the-skies.
  • ISBN: IND:30000102076050
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 194
  • Author: Annie Jacobsen
  • Publisher: Spence Pub

On June 29, 2004, journalist Annie Jacobsen, traveling with her family on Northwest Airlines flight 327, witnessed what she believed was a terrorist ?dry run.? The blogosphere quickly made world news of Jacobsen's article on her terrifying experience, launching her on a year-long investigation. In Terror in the Skies, Jacobsen tells, for the first time, the full story of the events on Northwest 327 and the investigation that followed. What happened on her flight, she discovered, was not an isolated incident, and if our air security does not improve, 9-11 is likely to happen again.


  • Filename: phenomena.
  • ISBN: 9780316349376
  • Release Date: 2017-03-28
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Annie Jacobsen
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

The definitive history of the military's decades-long investigation into mental powers and phenomena, from the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain and international bestseller Area 51. This is a book about a team of scientists and psychics with top secret clearances. For more than forty years, the U.S. government has researched extrasensory perception, using it in attempts to locate hostages, fugitives, secret bases, and downed fighter jets, to divine other nations' secrets, and even to predict future threats to national security. The intelligence agencies and military services involved include CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, the Navy, Air Force, and Army-and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Now, for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these radical, controversial programs, using never before seen declassified documents as well as exclusive interviews with, and unprecedented access to, more than fifty of the individuals involved. Speaking on the record, many for the first time, are former CIA and Defense Department scientists, analysts, and program managers, as well as the government psychics themselves. Who did the U.S. government hire for these top secret programs, and how do they explain their military and intelligence work? How do scientists approach such enigmatic subject matter? What interested the government in these supposed powers and does the research continue? Phenomena is a riveting investigation into how far governments will go in the name of national security.

The Many headed Hydra

  • Filename: the-many-headed-hydra.
  • ISBN: 0807050075
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 433
  • Author: Peter Linebaugh
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

Winner of the International Labor History Award Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured servants had ideas about freedom and equality that would forever change history. The Many Headed-Hydra recounts their stories in a sweeping history of the role of the dispossessed in the making of the modern world. When an unprecedented expansion of trade and colonization in the early seventeenth century launched the first global economy, a vast, diverse, and landless workforce was born. These workers crossed national, ethnic, and racial boundaries, as they circulated around the Atlantic world on trade ships and slave ships, from England to Virginia, from Africa to Barbados, and from the Americas back to Europe. Marshaling an impressive range of original research from archives in the Americas and Europe, the authors show how ordinary working people led dozens of rebellions on both sides of the North Atlantic. The rulers of the day called the multiethnic rebels a 'hydra' and brutally suppressed their risings, yet some of their ideas fueled the age of revolution. Others, hidden from history and recovered here, have much to teach us about our common humanity.

Introduction to the Policy Process

  • Filename: introduction-to-the-policy-process.
  • ISBN: 9780765627315
  • Release Date: 2015-05-18
  • Number of pages: 339
  • Author: Birkland
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

Thoroughly revised, reorganized, updated, and expanded, this widely-used text sets the balance and fills the gap between theory and practice in public policy studies. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty or abstraction. A newly added chapter surveys the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment.

Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms Joint Publication 1 02

  • Filename: department-of-defense-dictionary-of-military-and-associated-terms-joint-publication-1-02.
  • ISBN: 1782666060
  • Release Date: 2013-12
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Publisher: Military Bookshop

The Joint Publication 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions, constitute approved Department of Defense (DOD) terminology for general use by all DOD components. This publication supplements standard English-language dictionaries and standardizes military and associated terminology to improve communication and mutual understanding within DOD, with other federal agencies, and among the United States and its allies. This edition of JP 1-02 has been published in two basic parts: A. Terms and definitions. These are annotated with the source publication. B. Abbreviations and acronyms. The source publication establishes the authoritative context for proper understanding and management of the associated term.

Crossing the Rubicon

  • Filename: crossing-the-rubicon.
  • ISBN: 9781550923186
  • Release Date: 2013-10-18
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Michael C. Ruppert
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers

The long-awaited expose of 9/11 and Peak Oil - by the "Godfather of 9/11 research."

Homeland Security

  • Filename: homeland-security.
  • ISBN: 0135111927
  • Release Date: 2011-04
  • Number of pages: 426
  • Author: Larry K. Gaines
  • Publisher:

Taking a comprehensive approach, HOMELAND SECURITY provides an overview of homeland security and terrorism. Organized in a four-part format, it examines the foundation for homeland security, homeland security and terrorism, defeating terrorists and their activities, and Homeland Security's response to terrorist threats. Each chapter includes key terms, discussion questions, marginal web links and HS analysis boxes that encourage students to think critically and analyze current problems inherent to homeland security and terrorism.

The Handbook of Crisis Communication

  • Filename: the-handbook-of-crisis-communication.
  • ISBN: 1405194413
  • Release Date: 2009-12-30
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Author: W. Timothy Coombs
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Written as a tool for both researchers and communication managers, the Handbook of Crisis Communication is a comprehensive examination of the latest research, methods, and critical issues in crisis communication. Includes in-depth analyses of well-known case studies in crisis communication, from terrorist attacks to Hurricane Katrina Explores the key emerging areas of new technology and global crisis communication Provides a starting point for developing crisis communication as a distinctive field research rather than as a sub-discipline of public relations or corporate communication

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