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Reassessing Terror Watchlists After Christmas Day Attack

Image ImageIn 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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Suicide Bombers Have a New Technique

Image ImageIt 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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Making Black Magic

The world of illusion isn’t only for stage acts—old tricks can also make for dangerous new threats in the nation’s airports and beyond.

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From routine to random

What if it were possible to implement a secure system that could foil potential terrorists at their very earliest stage of planning?

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The case of Reagan National Airport

On May 25, only weeks after two small planes breached the no-fly zone over the nation's capital, TSA lifted the ban on GA at Ronald Reagan National Airport that had been in place since 9/11. Counterterror authorities blasted TSA's action as an appeasement of vested political and commercial interests. They condemned the move as yet another example of TSA's failure to prescribe stringent security measures for GA. Keep Reading

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Washington’s Scary Skies

Should the nation’s capital have a permanent air defense zone? History offers some chilling incidents—but the debate isn’t over yet.

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Laser Danger in the Cockpit

Are lasers on their way to being the next terrorist weapon of choice? The events of late last year and early 2005 have alerted authorities to the need to take action.

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