Naval War College Review


Randy L. Unger


Defending the Homeland is not about homeland defense as defined by the De- fense Department—the military defense of U.S. territory from external attack. Rather, what the editors provide is a wide-ranging examination of, first, how the United States has responded to a va- riety of internal and external threats over its history and, second, how soci- etal reactions to terrorism may unin- tentionally encourage the terrorist mind-set. The volume comprises nine academic essays from among those sub- mitted to the 2005 Senator Rush D. Holt History Conference at West Vir- ginia University.