Archive for December 28th, 2009

Chaffetz sticks by image-screening ban after terrorist attempt

December 28, 2009

“I fly on airplanes every three, four days,” Chaffetz said. “I’m a consumer of the airplanes, but there are other ways I think we can achieve the goal [of safety] without being so invasive on people’s privacy.”

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Equipment to detect explosives is available

December 28, 2009

The explosive allegedly used in the failed bombing plot aboard a transatlantic jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day could have been detected by existing screening equipment, and the failure to do so reflects significant weaknesses in aviation security and intelligence

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Could Terror Suspect Have Had Outside Help?

December 28, 2009

Eyewitness to the attempted underwear bomber attack says a well-dressed man influenced ticket agent to allow terrorist on the plane without a passport.

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