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Building a Resilient Nation: Enhancing Security, Ensuring a Strong Economy

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Reform Institute

Author(s): Chris Dreibelbis; Mark Delich; Robert Kelly

Topic: Military and defense (National security)

Keywords: Resilience; Homeland security

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The report calls for a new direction in U.S. security policy, placing the ability of the nation to withstand a catastrophic event and quickly return to a state of near normalcy on par with preventing terrorist attacks. The report examines the four facets of resilience: preparedness, protection, response, and recovery and offers guidance on how to achieve resilience through innovation, collaboration and leadership.