Wendy J. Keefer


This article describes the currently perceived threats of terrorist attacks on port facilities, focuses on several container-specific legal developments aimed at protecting United States ports from terrorist threats, and briefly contemplates the role of technology and the government's current layered approach to port security and protection of the international supply chain involving container shipments. Consideration is given to the ultimate goal-protecting port facilities and communities from violent terrorist attacks without creating economically dangerous inefficiency or unnecessary costs.



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