The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11

Paperback | September 15, 2009

byEdward Alden

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The Closing of the American Border is a provocative, behind-the-scenes investigation into the consequences of <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">America’s efforts to secure its borders since 9/11. Basing his conclusions on extensive interviews with former secretary of homeland security Tom Ridge, former secretary of state Colin Powell, other Bush administration officials, and many of the innocent people whose lives have been upended by the new border security and visa rules, Edward Alden offers a striking and compelling assessment of the dangers faced by a nation that cuts itself off from the rest of the world.<_o3a_p>

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The Closing of the American Border is a provocative, behind-the-scenes investigation into the consequences of America’s efforts to secure its borders since 9/11. Basing his conclusions on extensive interviews with former secretary of homeland security Tom Ridge, former secretary of state Colin Powell, other Bush administration official...

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On September 10, 2001, the United States was the most open country in the world. But in the aftermath of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil, the U.S. government began to close its borders in an effort to fight terrorism. The Bush administration's goal was to build new lines of defense without stifling the flow of people and i...

Edward Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the former Washington bureau chief forThe Financial Times.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061558400

ISBN - 13:9780061558405

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“Compellingly argued and meticulously researched.”