". . . this set is an excellent supplement to research on the topic. It will be a worthwhile addition to collections focused on terrorism, maritime issues, or policy formation. Extensive index. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers."
"Integrating global, regional, and local perspectives, this two-volume set examines terrorist threats and attacks on shipping and ports, and looks at strategies for safety. The bulk of the book consists of official and nongovernmental documents dating from the 1980s onwards, including executive statements, question-and-answer sessions with presidents and other leaders, statements from Congressmen and Senators, testimony before various committees, presidential proclamations, legislation, Congressional research reports, policy papers, and public announcements. Volume I contains case studies on incidents and unilateral and multilateral responses, focusing on US measures, but also including global and regional strategies. A chapter on US organizational structure looks at the roles and responsibilities of various bodies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the US Coast Guard, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Department of Defense, and the FBI. Volume II looks at the role of the US legislature, and presents international perspectives. There is also material from NATO, the UN, and the International Maritime Organization. A final chapter presents private-sector perspectives from industry and trade organizations."
"Professor Yonah Alexander and Tyler Richardson have written and compiled an outstanding and comprehensive review of piracy and terrorism at sea, an essential tool by anyone desiring to understand and fight this timeless, and yet modern day, threat to public safety, international security and commerce.'
"The sophistication of our present-day opponents in the asymmetric fight must be matched by an equal sophistication of understanding and action by our present-day military leaders. Professor Yonah Alexander and Tyler Richardson have succinctly and expertly captured the essence of this challenge.'
"In this book, Professor Yonah Alexander and Tyler Richardson will give the reader a comprehensive understanding of the strategic challenges related to piracy, through well-documented background material and case studies. This book will serve as an important resource to businesses, governments, and schools, to bring us closer to viable solutions and jurisdictions in the fight against piracy.'