Permanent Emergency

Permanent Emergency

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Since 2001 the TSA has accepted responsibility for protecting over two million people a day at U.S. airports and managing transportation operations around the world. But how effective is this beleaguered agency, and is it really keeping us safe from terrorism? In this riveting expose, former TSA administrator Kip Hawley reveals the secrets behind the agency's ongoing battle to outthink and outmaneuver terrorists, illuminating the flawed, broken system that struggles to stay one step ahead of catastrophe. Citing numerous thwarted plots and government actions that have never before been revealed publicly, Hawley suggests that the fundamental mistake in America's approach to national security is requiring a protocol for every contingency. Instead, he claims, we must learn to live with reasonable risk so that we can focus our efforts on long-term, big-picture strategy, rather than expensive and ineffective regulations that only slow us down.Prior to the liquids plot, the aviation security community had been well aware of homemade explosives, including liquids. In fact, the ... And anything that stabilized nitroglycerin would in turn make it very easy to spot with a scanner. But beforeanbsp;...

Title:Permanent Emergency
Author:Kip Hawley, Nathan Means
Publisher:Macmillan - 2012-04-24


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