The next evolution in improving homeland security is to analyze and evaluate various theories of bureaucratic change against the national-level catastrophic threats we are most likely to face. This synthesis provides the bridge between volume 1 (understanding homeland security) and the next in the series (understanding the risk and threats to domestic security). All four volumes could be used in an introductory course at the graduate or undergraduate level. Volumes 2 and 3 are most likely to be adopted in a risk management (RM) course which generally focus on threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences, while volume 4 will get picked up in courses on emergency management (EM).
About the Author
Dr. David H. McIntyre has been writing, teaching, and presenting on National Security and Homeland Security issues for 30 years. He has taught for 20 semesters at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Before that he was Deputy Director of the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security in Washington, DC (the first think tank focused on HS). Colonel McIntyre (USA, Retired) began those duties after a 30 year career in the United States Army, where he served in airborne and armored cavalry units, wrote and taught strategy and retired as the Dean of Faculty and Academics at the National War College.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Concept of National Security
1. What is a Nation?
2. What is Security?
3. What is National Security?
4. National Security Begins with Academics, Inquiry and Theory
5. Conflicting Ways to Think About Security
6. Conflicting Beliefs about Security (the Nature of Man)
Part II: The Emergence of National Security Strategy
7. From Thought and Belief to Security Theory and Practice
8. What is Strategy?
9. What is a National Security Strategy?
10. What is THE US National Security Strategy?
Part III: The Emergence of Homeland Security
11. What is Homeland Security and Why Does It Exist?
12. Building a Systemic Solution for a New Domestic Defense
13. Systemic Challenge #1: Tensions
14. Systemic Challenge #2: Perspectives
15. Systemic Challenge #3: Theories (or lack thereof)
Part IV: Imperfect Intersection
16. How to Think About Homeland Security: Go Ask Your MOMs