America the Vulnerable by Steve Flynn

Next month, Steve Flynn, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (and often mentioned in this blog) will release his newest book: America the Vulnerable — How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism

this is a very scary book. it will bring up a lot of very important homeland security (especially port security) weaknesses.

overview:

Three years after September 11, we are still dangerously unprepared to prevent or respond to anotherattack on American soil. Faced with this threat, the United States should be operating on a wartime footingat home. But despite the many new security precautionsthat have been proposed, our most serious vulnerabilities remain ominously exposed.

summation: buy this book (to be released on July 20)

and some good quotes:

“If officials in Washington would read just one book, this is it. It should scare us into action.”
–Fareed Zakaria, author of The Future of Freedom

“America the Vulnerable will grip you, intrigue you, frighten you and inspire you. Flynn is a genuine expert.”
–Norman Ornstein, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute

“This book had to be written. Flynn’s threat scenarios are chillingly persuasive. His urgent prescriptions are compelling.”
–Gary Hart, former U.S. Senator, co-chair, the United States Commission on National Security for the 21st Century

“Stunningly detailed. Unsettling but necessary reading for all Americans deeply concerned about the future security of our nation.”
–Warren Rudman, former U.S. Senator, co-chair, the United States Commission on National Security for the 21st Century

“A critical read for both our political leaders and every American citizen.”
–Jeffrey E. Garten, Dean, Yale School of Management

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