Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-203) and index.
ch. 1. What are the most serious threats to national security? -- 1. Terrorism is a threat to national security / Donald H. Rumsfeld -- 2. The terrorism threat is exaggerated / Robert Dreyfuss -- 3. Weapons of mass destruction are a threat to national security / Richard G. Lugar -- 4. The weapons of mass destruction threat is exaggerated / Ivan Eland -- 5. Homegrown terrorists are a threat to national security / Mortimer B. Zuckerman -- 6. Dependence on foreign oil is a threat to national security / Michael T. Klare -- 7. The federal debt is a threat to national security / Ron Paul -- ch. 2. How Should the U.S. deal with nations that threaten national security? -- 1. The United States must stay in Iraq / George W. Bush -- 2. The United States must leave Iraq / Brian Katulis -- 3. The United States should consider military action against Iran / Mario Loyola -- 4. The United States should not consider military action against Iran / Zbigniew Brzezinski -- 5. The United States should employ a missile defense against North Korea's nuclear weapons / Baker Spring -- 6. The United States should negotiate with North Korea to turn back its nuclear agenda / Susan E. Rice -- ch. 3. Are U.S. Homeland Security measures effectively countering terrorism? -- 1. U.S. homeland security is improving / Michael Chertoff -- 2. U.S. homeland security is failing / Stephen Flynn (part I), The New York Times (part II) -- 3. Wiretapping will protect America from attack / Michael V. Hayden -- 4. Warrantless wiretapping is illegal / Russ Feingold -- 5. The Patriot Act is helping prevent terrorism / Alberto R. Gonzales -- 6. The Patriot Act abuses civil liberties / John F. McManus -- ch. 4. How can U.S. national security be improved? -- 1. The United States needs a missile defense / Phyllis Schlafly -- 2. The United States does not need a missile defense / Nuclear Age Peace Foundation -- 3. National ID cards would make America safer / James Sensenbrenner (part I), Robert Kuttner (part II) -- 4. National ID cards would not make America safer / Bruce Schneier.