Just days after serving subpoenas to two travel bloggers, the Transportation Security Administration withdrew the subpoenas late Thursday, saying its investigation into how the bloggers received a sensitive security directive "is nearing a successful conclusion."
After an attempted terrorist attack on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, the Transportation Security Administration gave airline crews new discretion to deal with threats on US bound planes.
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In the wake of an attack on a US airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day, federal authorities met to reassess the US system of terror watchlists to determine how to avoid the lapse that allowed a man with explosives to board the flight in Amsterdam even though he was flagged as a possible terrorist. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses why Al Qaeda is determined to bring down an aircraft in flight as well as the latest airport screening technologies designed to disrupt an in flight terrorist attack.
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Apparent airline terror attack on Detroit bound plane is thwarted.
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It isn't enough to strap a bomb to your chest or hide a bomb on the side of the road. Now comes the threat of "body bombs." During a recent assassination attempt on Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a jihadist suicide bomber detonated an explosive that was hidden inside his body. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses how the suicide bomber was able to get by layers of Saudi security and how “body bombs” may be terrorists’ latest technique to get by improved detection technology such as body scanners.
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