This book considers the intersections between homeland and international security and the implications of these connections for preparedness. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, many analysts abandoned traditional strategic tools such as deterrence and dissuasion. Yet policymakers need to consider a range of effective actions to enhance preparedness. The possibility of catastrophic, high consequence events demands that policymakers go beyond piecemeal extensions of current policies and devise comprehensive defense-in-depth. They could develop policy in ""5D"" -by integrating new approaches to five dimensions of policy: deterrence, dissuasion, denial, diplomacy, and defense. The 5Ds could give policymakers ways to ""project resilience"" with others abroad as we build resilience at home.
Esther Brimmer is deputy director and director of research at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, USA. Her edited volumes for the Center include Transforming Homeland Security: U.S. and European Approaches (2006), The Strategic Implications of European Union Enlargement (coeditor, 2005), The European Union Constitutional Treaty: A Guide for Americans (2004), and The EU's Search for a Strategic Role: ESDP and Its Implications for Transatlantic Relations (2002).