Archive for October 22nd, 2010

Body scanners unveiled at JFK Airport; Homeland Security Sect. Janet Napolitano doesn’t volunteer

October 22, 2010

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday hailed them as an important breakthrough for airport security and the fight against terrorism. Yet when it came to testing the devices – which produce chalky, naked X-ray images of passengers – she turned the floor over to some brave volunteers.

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After $19 Billion Spent Over Six Years, Pentagon Realizes the Best Bomb Detector Is a Dog

October 22, 2010

Drones, metal detectors, chemical sniffers, and super spycams — forget ‘em. The leader of the Pentagon’s multibillion military task force to stop improvised bombs says there’s nothing in the U.S. arsenal for bomb detection more powerful than a dog’s nose.

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