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Homeland Security

Winter 2002


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From the Hill


Marburger confirmed as science advisor; OSTP moves questioned; Colleges drop opposition to more tracking of foreign students; President appoints science and technology advisors


Editor’s Journal: Weighing Our Woes


Kevin Finneran


Preparing for and Preventing Bioterrorism


Margaret A. Hamburg

Strengthening the U.S. public health infrastructure is the key to enhancing the nation's safety.


Achievement Versus Aptitude in College Admissions


Richard C. Atkinson


Regulatory Challenges in University Research


David J. Skorton, David L. Wynes, Grainne Martin

Federal regulations must be streamlined and coordinated so that society's values can be upheld without impeding science.


Homeland Security Technology


Kendra V. Sharp, William B. Bonvillian


Keeping National Missile Defense in Perspective


Dean A. Wilkening

If we're going to pursue this strategy, let's do so in a realistic way that minimizes the economic and political costs.


Revamping the CIA


Melvin A. Goodman


Rethinking U.S. Child Care Policy


David Blau


The Ethanol Answer to Carbon Emissions


Heather MacLean, Lester B. Lave, W. Michael Griffin

When the United States gets serious about the threat of global climate change, it should turn to ethanol to power cars.


Real Numbers: The Uninsured: Myths and Realities


Lynne Page Snyder


Book Review: Oil and war do mix


Richard A. Matthew

Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict
, by
Michael T. Klare.


Book Review: Information warfare


Bruce Berkowitz

Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace
, by
Gregory J. Rattray.


Book Review: Return of the gadfly


David M. Hart

Science, Money, and Politics: Political Triumph and Ethical Erosion
, by
Daniel S. Greenberg.


Book Review: Loose numbers


David S. Moore

It Ain't Necessarily So: How Media Make and Unmake the Scientific Picture of Reality
, by
David Murray, Joel Schwartz, and S. Robert Lichter
, and
It Ain't Necessarily So: How Media Make and Unmake the Scientific Picture of Reality
, by
David Murray, Joel Schwartz, and S. Robert Lichter
.


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