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IAN ROXBOROUGH is currently Professor of History and Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was previously employed at the London School of Economics and the University of Glasgow. During 1997-98 he was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. Dr. Roxborough has published several books and numerous articles on Latin America. His current research is a study of the post-Cold War debates about U.S. military strategy and doctrine. Dr. Roxborough has a B.A. from the University of York, England, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Authored by Dr. Ian Roxborough.
With the exception of attacks by ballistic missiles, the continental United States was long held to be virtually immune from attack. For Americans, wars were something that took place in other countries. In the future, that may not hold. But while strategic thinkers agree that homeland defense needs greater attention, there is less consensus on the precise nature of the threat.