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The attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 by an Al Qaeda operative continues to be near the top of the priority list for the White House and the Department of Homeland Security. President Obama on Sunday said that Al Qaeda was behind the plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses why the attack has become a political issue as well as the need for whole body imaging security screening.
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The United States and British Embassies in the capital of Yemen remained closed for a second day Monday because of continuing threats from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist group linked to the attempt to bring down an international flight into Detroit on Christmas.Keep Reading
The Feds issued the toughest airport security rules ever for U.S.-bound passengers Sunday, ordering patdowns, body scans and other new screenings for most fliers.
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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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.