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2007 Policy #10 Security Top Books

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A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
Seeing the Invisible: National Security Intelligence in an Uncertain Age
1.  Seeing the Invisible: National Security Intelligence in an Uncertain Age by Thomas Quiggin
The list author says:
“This is a very fine book, one that comes closer to seeing the future needs than any others outside my own.”
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The Search for Security: A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century
2.  The Search for Security: A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century by Max Manwaring
The list author says:
“The top intellectual book, by military and diplomatic practitioners.”
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Environmental Security and Global Stability: Problems and Responses
3.  Environmental Security and Global Stability: Problems and Responses by Max G. Manwaring
The list author says:
“A real gem, the environment seen in practical terms.”
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Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency
4.  Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency by Robert C. Byrd
The list author says:
“Single most brilliant book in which a SINGLE Senator was loyal to the Constitution and spoke over 80 times against the many high crimes and misdemeanors for which Bush and Cheney and their neo-conservative minions are subject to indictment and trial.”
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Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency
5.  Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency by Lou Dubose
The list author says:
“The ultimate book on how US security has been destroyed by one single nakedly amoral and extrordinarily unethical individual: Dick Cheney.”
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The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuits Of Its Enemies Since 9/11
6.  The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America’s Pursuits Of Its Enemies Since 9/11 by Ron Suskind
The list author says:
“One of two books outlining how Dick Cheney hijacked the Presidency.  The other is VICE: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency.  My review of that book outlines 23 explicit high crimes and misdemeanors committed by Cheney as documented in the latter book.”
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The Fifty Year Wound: The True Price of America's Cold War Victory
7.  The Fifty Year Wound: The True Price of America’s Cold War Victory by Derek Leebaert
The list author says:
“This book, a real master-work, gives the lie to everything we have every been told about the Cold War.  We have wasted 50 years during which we could have created heaven on earth.”
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America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It
8.  America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It by Mark Steyn
The list author says:
“We have burned so many bridges while forgetting that one should not throw stones if one lives in a glass house.”
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Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
9.  Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army by Jeremy Scahill
The list author says:
“Privatizing violence is the worst possible solution.  As Ralph Peters says, we have outsourced so much that we have outsourced our honor.  Blackhawk is about profit without caring for its people, it is NOT about honor and national service.”
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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
10.  The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
The list author says:
“This is one of the best books I have ever read on how the roots of Al Qaeda started in the 1940’s, with a desire by intelligent youth to oppose their own dictators and invasive predators from the West.”
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State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III
11.  State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III by Bob Woodward
The list author says:
“Idiocy in the White House is MUCH more dangerous than any external enemy.”
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How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok
12.  How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok by Glenn Greenwald
The list author says:
“Part of the total picture that will see Dick Cheney held accountable one day.”
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Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life
13.  Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life by Ted Gup
The list author says:
“Brilliant book–America has become a police state and Dick Cheney has decided he is above the law–he IS the law.”
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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
14.  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
The list author says:
“Usual for showing how multinational corporations have been waging economic war on the rest of the world for their own benefit, and the US Government has been complicit.”
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The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions
15.  The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions by David Ray Griffin
The list author says:
“When governments lies to their own people, the end of that government is in doubt.”
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Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty
16.  Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty by James Bovard
The list author says:
“Liberty & Justice for all–Bush & Cheney have destroyed the Constitution and destroyed all civil rights and liberties.”
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Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security, and the War on Terror
17.  Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security, and the War on Terror by J. D. Hayworth
The list author says:
“Illegal immigration is a big part of the problem, but it is only a problem because the elites in both government and the corporations want cheap labor even if it means disease, burdens on local schools, and the death of the lower middle class and the blue collar skilled worker.”
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The Constitution in Exile: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land
18.  The Constitution in Exile: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land by Andrew P. Napolitano
The list author says:
“More serioius material.”
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Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI--and Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him
19.  Triple Cross: How bin Laden’s Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI–and Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him by Peter Lance
The list author says:
“I like this book in part because it points out that training people indiscriminantly to do organized violence, is something that inevitably blows back on us.”
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Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum (American Empire Project)
20.  Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum (American Empire Project) by Michael T. Klare
The list author says:
“Michael Klare was the first to anticipate Dick Cheney’s war for oil.”
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The American Way of Strategy: U.S. Foreign Policy and the American Way of Life
21.  The American Way of Strategy: U.S. Foreign Policy and the American Way of Life by Michael Lind
The list author says:
“Not the best, but a current contribution.  See my separate list on strategy and force structure.  We have the wrong military, a heavy-metal military relevant only 10% of the time.”
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Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia
22.  Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia by Gore Vidal
The list author says:
“Gore Vidal, like Noam Chompsky, is a patriot who speaks “tough love” only to be vilified.”
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American National Security
23.  American National Security by Amos A. Jordan
The list author says:
“Excellent textbook.”
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The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
24.  The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade by Alfred W. McCoy
The list author says:
“This is a serious book.  I believe that CIA, FBI, and DEA have all profited from the drug trade, and betrayed their country in doing so.”
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America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism
25.  America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism by Stephen E. Flynn
The list author says:
“The top author on our continuing vulnerabilities.  The Department of Homeland Security is a massive waste pit, and the counter-terrorism center now has a gift shop, but still does not have a consolidated terrorist watch list.”
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Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security, Revised and Updated Edition
26.  Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security, Revised and Updated Edition by David Cole
The list author says:
“Everything is a trade-off.  Will and Ariel Durant in Lessons of History tell us that morality is of strategic value.  In The Search for Security Max Manwaring tells us that the legitimacy of the government is the fundamental value.  The U.S. Government is *blowing it*.”
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Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power
27.  Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power by David J. Rothkopf
The list author says:
“An important book in that it makes clear that our “seniors” are nothing more than boys with too much authority and too little knowledge.”
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Improving the Practice of National Security Strategy: A New Approach for the Post-Cold War World (Csis Significant Issues Series)
28.  Improving the Practice of National Security Strategy: A New Approach for the Post-Cold War World (Csis Significant Issues Series) by Clark A. Murdock
The list author says:
“Possibilities.”
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Fateful Decisions: Inside the National Security Council
29.  Fateful Decisions: Inside the National Security Council by Karl F. Inderfurth
The list author says:
“The earlier edition has some gems, I recommend BOTH editions be bought.”
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The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (Updated and Expanded)
30.  The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (Updated and Expanded) by Paul Krugman
The list author says:
“Economically oriented, an important work.”
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America's Strategic Choices: Revised Edition (An International Security Reader)
31.  America’s Strategic Choices: Revised Edition (An International Security Reader) by Michael E. Brown
The list author says:
“Worth a good look.”
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Grand Strategies in War and Peace
32.  Grand Strategies in War and Peace by Paul M. Kennedy
The list author says:
“The masterwork.”
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Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy (Woodrow Wilson Center Press)
33.  Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy (Woodrow Wilson Center Press) by Jan H. Kalicki
The list author says:
“The White House and the Senate betrayed America from 1974-1979.  They knew everything they needed to know to make America compltely independent of foreign oil by 2000, but chose to continue accepting bribes from the energy companies and easy elections with cheap gasoline that did not reflect its “true cost.””
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Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
34.  Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke
The list author says:
“Great description of how both Clinton and Bush, and every American institution including the FBI, CIA, JCS, all failed.”
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The Culture of National Security
35.  The Culture of National Security by Peter J. Katzenstein
The list author says:
“Worthy of consideration.”
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2007 Policy #10 Security Top Centers

EIN Starting Points/Rank

Department of Homeland Securityexternal link
U.S. DHS official website. Pages include information sharing & analysis, prevention and protection, and preparedness and response. 1

U.S. Customs and Border Protectionexternal link
Official website. Features news, fact sheets, border security, and links to related sites. 2

The Infrastructure Security Partnershipexternal link
TISP, a national public-private partnership, promotes collaboration to improve the resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure against the adverse impacts of natural and man-made disasters. TISP members, representing the design, construction, operation, and maintenance communities; local, state, and federal agencies; academe; and other organizations concerned about disaster preparedness, work together to develop and implement cost-effective solutions to enhance the resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure by leveraging their collective resources, experience, technical expertise, research and development capabilities, and knowledge of public policy regarding natural and man-made disasters. 3

National Nuclear Security Administrationexternal link
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear energy. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad. 4

Internet Security Allianceexternal link
ISAlliance was created to provide a forum for information sharing and thought leadership on information security issues. The ISAlliance represents corporate security interests before legislators and regulators, in so doing the alliance aims to identify and standardize best practices in Internet security and network survivability, while creating a collaborative environment to develop and implement information security solutions. Site features public policy, news, and best practices information. 5

National Biometric Security Projectexternal link
NBSP is a nonprofit organization incorporated in Washington, D.C. It is designed to perform an independent public service in support of anti-terrorist and homeland security objectives. That service provides unbiased support regarding application of biometric technology; from development of standards, to focused testing, research, training, and education for all levels of government and the private sector that have responsibility for security of the civilian national infrastructure. Site presents test, research and data center overview, news, events and publications, and biometric links. 6

Set America Free Coalitionexternal link
The Coalition brings together prominent individuals and non-profit organizations concerned about the security and economic implications of America’s growing dependence on foreign oil. The coalition, organized by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), promotes a blueprint which spells out practical ways in which real progress toward energy security can be made over the next several years. 7

Muslims for a Safe Americaexternal link
Muslims For A Safe America was established after the 2005 London bombings, to encourage honest and informed discussion among American Muslims about Islam and American national security, and to empower American Muslims to contribute actively to the ongoing national discussion about how to make America safer. 8

ACLU – National Security Pageexternal link
Provides latest news related to civil liberties and how they are affected by national security policies, to include surveillance/wiretapping and terrorism and emergency powers. 9

National Immigration Forum – National Security Resourcesexternal link
This page of the NIF website provides links to full papers on immigration law as it relates to national security. Once recent paper evaluates the national security implications of the immigration system. It offers policy recommendations and establishes a method for gauging the impact of immigration policies on national security. 10

Security and Prosperity Partnership of North Americaexternal link
SPP was launched in March of 2005 as a trilateral effort to increase security and enhance prosperity among the United States, Canada and Mexico through greater cooperation and information sharing. This trilateral initiative is premised on our security and our economic prosperity being mutually reinforcing. The SPP recognizes that our three great nations are bound by a shared belief in freedom, economic opportunity, and strong democratic institutions. The SPP provides the framework to ensure that North America is the safest and best place to live and do business. It includes ambitious security and prosperity programs to keep our borders closed to terrorism yet open to trade. The SPP builds upon, but is separate from, our long-standing trade and economic relationships. It energizes other aspects of our cooperative relations, such as the protection of our environment, our food supply, and our public health. 11

Canada-U.S. Cargo Security Projectexternal link
CUSCSP originally known as Operation Safe Commerce-Northeast, is an international/regional initiative, comprising a public-private partnership of federal, provincial, state, and local United States and Canadian members operating in northeastern North America. Its purpose is to provide a rapidly assembled prototype test-bed for elements of cargo container supply chain security. Since early 2002, it has had as its strategic goal the production of demonstration models for the international container shipping system that maintain open borders and facilitate commerce while improving security practices by using point-of-origin security, in-transit tracking and monitoring and data query capability designed to validate and facilitate the movement of containerized cargo. Site includes links to several related sites. 12

British American Security Information Councilexternal link
BASIC is a progressive and independent analysis and advocacy organization which researches and provides a critical examination of global security issues, including nuclear policies, military strategies, armaments and disarmament. BASIC assists in the development of global security policies, policy-making and the assessment of policy priorities, and promotes public awareness and understanding of these policies and of policy-making in Europe and the US. 13

Counter-Terrorism Training & Resources for Law Enforcementexternal link
This portal web site serves as a single point of access to counter-terrorism training opportunities and related materials available across the Federal Government and from private and nonprofit organizations. These resources will help every law enforcement decision-maker develop strategic plans for professional training and local emergency response. Site features research & statistics, publications and legislation information on issues including but not limited to transportation, aviation and port security, border security and migration and wmd. 14

Federation of American Scientists – U.S. Intel and Security Agenciesexternal link
This resource is an index of United States intelligence and security agencies. In addition to the sixteen agencies which formally comprise the U.S. Intelligence Community, it also includes selected tactical military intelligence and security organizations, as well as those responsible for security responses to transnational threats, to include terrorism, cyber warfare and computer security, covert employment of weapons of mass destruction, narcotics trafficking, and international organized crime. Includes links to official homepages. 15