Same Priorities, Different Perspectives: Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff on Homeland Security
Stephanie Cooper Blum
Department of Homeland Security ; Michigan State University
January 18, 2010
Homeland Security Affairs, 2009
THE TEST OF OUR TIMES: AMERICA UNDER SIEGE...AND HOW WE CAN BE SAFE AGAIN, Thomas Ridge, Larry Bloom, eds., St. Martin's Press, 2009
HOMELAND SECURITY, ASSESSING THE FIRST FIVE YEARS, Michael Chertoff, ed., University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009
Former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff have each published historical retrospectives on homeland security and their experiences leading the government’s newest department. In this review, Ms. Blum discusses the highlights of each book and provides a comparative analysis. While Ridge focuses on the politics of homeland security, his own internal struggles, and the state and local perspective, Chertoff focuses on placing Islamic terrorism in its proper historical context and the capabilities of the federal government to solve homeland security problems.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff, homeland securityAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 24, 2010
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