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Spending more time and lengthening lines won’t help

In light of their dismal performance in identifying contraband, the TSA has now lengthened waiting lines even further: Lines at TSA Checkpoints Getting Longer. Unfortunately, given the extremely rare nature of terrorists attacks on airlines and the limits on possible effectiveness of these types of searches, mass screening of innocent travelers can never work. It…

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What tends to actually happen when a bomb explodes on a plane.

While bombs exploding on planes are potentially disastrous, they often don’t end in complete disaster. More frequently, they result in significant damage to the plane and perhaps the person carrying the bomb being killed. This was illustrated recently by the bombing in Mogadishu. Pilot recounts blast on jet. The implication for airline security is again…

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