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“A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad serves as an extremely versatile, useful and timely addition to the homeland security field.” – Jason Levy, Virginia Commonwealth University A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad offers a comprehensive overview of the homeland security field, examining topics such as counter-terrorism, border and infrastructure security, and emergency management. Authors Bruce Newsome and Jack Jarmon take a holistic look at the issues and risks, their solutions, controls, and countermeasures, and their political and policy implications. They also demonstrate through cases and vignettes how various authorities, policymakers and practitioners seek to improve homeland security. The authors evaluate the current practices and policies of homeland security and emergency management and provide readers with the analytical framework and skills necessary to improve these practices and policies.

Ground Transport Security
Ground Transport Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to understand

  • The scope of ground transport
  • The threats and hazards to ground transport
  • How to provide ground transport security

On November 26, 2008, 10 men, acting under the orders of Lashkar-e-Tayiba—a terrorist group based in Pakistan—hijacked a fishing trawler and killed the crew before landing in small boats in Mumbai on the western coast of India. They divided into four teams and, using annotated maps and photographs, proceeded to different targets: a railway station, cinema, restaurant, residential complex, hospital, Jewish center, and two large hotels popular with wealthy and Western visitors. Along the way, they fired on locals from hijacked taxis and a police car, and left improvised explosive ...

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