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In Wake of Cargo Plot, US Weighs Options on Yemen

The Obama administration is having a series of high-level meetings on how to approach the situation in Yemen this week in the wake of a plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States, senior US officials said.

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US steps up screening after bomb plot

US officials dramatically increased the screening of incoming air cargo following the interception on Friday of two explosive devices believed to have originated in Yemen, as a renewed debate emerged over how much resources federal officials and private companies should devote to such screening.

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Air cargo security vulnerable internationally

The US is struggling to improve screening procedures for air cargo transported domestically and around the world, but the makeup and amount of cargo on planes makes it difficult -- some say impossible -- to check every package.

 

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White House Warns There May Be More Mail Bombs

The package explosives intercepted last week by counter-terrorism officials could have been detonated on aircraft while enroute to their destinations in the United States, the White House's top counter-terrorism adviser said Sunday, adding that authorities "have to presume" there might be more potential mail bombs like the ones pulled from planes in England and the United Arab Emirates.

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