Infrastructure

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Building National Resiliency at Home as Important as Combating Terrorism Abroad, Argues Stephen Flynn in New Book

The consequences of a 9/11-scale terrorist attack or a major natural disaster can be minimized if “America makes building national resiliency from within as important a public policy imperative as confronting dangers from without,” says Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies Stephen E. Flynn in The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation.

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Backgrounder

Iraq's Faltering Infrastructure

Author: Lionel Beehner

While security remains the top concern, Iraq's new government must also confront the dearth of basic services, including water and electricity. Oil production, still below prewar levels, remains crucial to lifting the welfare of Iraqis.

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Must Read

Rand Report: Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (PDF)

RAND looks at the cost-benefit analysis of attempting to scan 100% of containers coming through U.S. ports. 100 percent scanning is cost-effective only if the attack damages or likelihood of an attack are quite high. Furthermore, unless scanning technologies improve significantly, additional land and labor transaction costs could render adoption infeasible.

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