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Fallout from Attempted Christmas Day Airline Bombing Continues

Image ImageReverberations from the attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day will continue for some time. As full-body scanners are cropping up at airports, concerns about privacy are being voiced. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses why privacy may be the price we need to pay for safety.

 

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Experts Say Air Security, Fliers’ Needs Must Balance

Rep. Bennie Thompson and other federal officials intent on preventing a repeat of the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound plane must be careful not to tighten security so much that people become reluctant to fly, homeland security experts say.

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Poll: 3 in 4 Support Airport Body Scans

Almost three quarters of the American public are in favor of full body x-ray scanners at airports, according to the findings of a new CBS News poll conducted in the wake of the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

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Airport Security, What’s Next?

The day afterUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s Christmas Day attempt to set off an explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said any additional security measures the agency planned to implement were “designed to be unpredictable.”

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Attempted Bombing Now Confirmed as Al Qaeda Attack

Image ImageThe 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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Before vote, some senators knew of testimony error by TSA nominee

Democratic senators rallied around President Obama's pick to head the Transportation Security Administration on Friday as new details emerged indicating that key lawmakers already knew when they voted in November to advance his nomination that he had mischaracterized a personal incident in his testimony.

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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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