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The Shield and the Cloak: The Security of the Commons

Gary Hart


This book outlines the fundamental changes with which America must grapple when confronting a terrorist threat that has no state and no geographic home base and thus offers no genuine target for the world’s largest and most sophisticated military force. The author argues for a security of the commons, emphasizing that the new security will require a shield for the homeland as well as a cloak of nonmilitary security, including security of income, community, environment, and energy.

Keywords: America, terrorist threat, commons, shield, non-military security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195306163
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Hart, author