Fighting the Last War: Toner and Ink Cartridges Prohibited from Overseas Flights

By: Monday November 8, 2010 1:18 pm

When I did stand-up a hundred years ago, I used to do a joke about how aviation security was always a few steps behind the terrorists. First someone tried to light a bomb in his shoes, and now we all have to take our shoes off before getting on the plane. Then someone tried to [...]

Cost and Expense Dominates Talk of Cargo Screening

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 6:47 am

US intelligence officials say that the mail bombs sent in cargo planes from Yemen and designed to blow up in midair contained four times the explosive of the underpants bomb that the Christmas Day attacker attempted to use. There are also several reports today about a dry run in September, with packages that contained harmless [...]

Failed Mail Bomb Attack Shows Vulnerabilities With Cargo Screening

By: Sunday October 31, 2010 3:58 pm

A few updates in the thus-far failed mail bomb plot that the President spoke about on Friday. (By the way, notice how that wasn’t a feature of this midterm election campaign whatsoever, that the fear card was never played, even with the announcement of an attack on the Friday before the election?) First, investigators are [...]

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