The USA Patriot Act: Antiterror Legislation in Response to 9/11

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, 2005 M12 15 - 48 pages
Immediately following the tragedy on September 11, 2001, U.S. citizens and lawmakers demanded to know why the government did not uncover the terrorists' plot, and how America might prevent future attacks. The 9/11 Commission answered the first question. The USA Patriot Act-which answered the second question-was passed in an effort to prevent future attacks. This compelling book details the planning of the attacks, identifies areas of inadequacy in intelligence, and introduces key provisions of the Patriot Act. It also looks at the controversy surrounding it, and examines the future of the act, which has portions set to expire on December 31, 2005.

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Contents

Terrorist Threat
6
CHAPTER TWO Counterterrorism
14
CHAPTER THREE Fighting Terror
21
CHAPTER FOUR The USA Patriot Act Becomes Law
27
CHAPTER FIVE Balancing Safety with
34
GLOSSARY
40
INDEX
46
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