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Obama’s 2011 Budget Curbs Border Security Programs

The Obama administration is proposing to scale back some border security programs set up after the 9/11 attacks and ramp up aviation security following the attempted Christmas bombing, in what some conservative lawmakers say is a dangerous priority shift.

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US Should Increase Financial Aid to Yemen, NGO Says

The United States should increase aid to Yemen to prevent the poor Arab country becoming a failed state and not just focus on assistance to fight al Qaeda there, research house Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said.

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High airport security may be cutting thefts

At Philadelphia International Airport, a baggage screener was caught in March of last year stealing laptop computers and a video game system from the luggage of airline passengers.

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Detroit Metro Airport safety protocols under fire

 

Members of Congress demanded Friday to know whether airport protocols and airline safety measures are adequate after a Free Press exclusive report revealed potential mistakes and miscues that might have put people at Detroit Metro Airport at risk following a Christmas Day bombing attempt aboard Northwest Flight 253.
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New Teams Connect Dots of Terror Plots

The nation’s main counterterrorism center is creating new teams of specialists to pursue clues of emerging terrorist plots as part of a rapid buildup that will sharply increase its analyst corps, perhaps by hundreds of people over the next year, intelligence officials said Friday.

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Derogatory ‘Jeopardy’ board launches TSA probe

The Transportation Security Administration has launched an internal investigation into an air marshal field office in Florida where supervisors are alleged to have used a crew assignment board to ridicule and keep score on women, gays and minorities, sources told CNN.

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State of the Union Homeland Security Preview

Image ImageWith the Christmas Day airline bombing attempt still under investigation, Britain on a higher terror alert, and a message from Osama Bin Laden, homeland security issues are sure to be high on President Obama's mind as he prepares for Wednesday night's State of the Union address. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg talks about what the President might discuss. Plus, will there be more European cooperation in airport screening? Listen to the interview to find out.

 

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White House Restarts Search for TSA Head

The Obama administration is starting a new search for a nominee to head the aviation security agency amid intelligence warnings that al Qaeda still wants to target air travel.

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A Flight Is Diverted by a Prayer Seen as Ominous

The plane, a 50-seat regional aircraft that was less than a third full when it took off from La Guardia Airport, had been climbing through the early-morning sky for about 25 minutes. A 17-year-old passenger in a whitish sweater took out something he had carried onboard, and strapped it onto his wrist and his head.

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Britain Tightens Anti-Terror Measures on Airlines

Acting on intelligence failures exposed by the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced a major tightening of British aviation security measures on Wednesday, including the creation of a new “no-fly” list of terrorist suspects similar to one maintained by the United States. Brown announced an immediate suspension of the twice-a-week flights between London and Sana, the capital of Yemen, by Yemen’s national airline, Yemenia, while efforts are made to improve airport security in Yemen. A new focus on Yemen as a base for al Qaeda plots has been one of many consequences of the failed Christmas Day attack. American authorities have accused a 23-year-old Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and say he was prepared for the plot by al Qaeda operatives in Yemen.

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