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Did The TSA Stop A Terrorist Through ID Authentication?

On the 20th of September 2012 the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Transportation Committee on Homeland Security released a report entitled “Rebuilding TSA into a Smarter, Leaner Organization.”   Within the 59 page report on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Subcommittee covers a wide range of topics, some logically, some that sound good and…

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World Trade Center Properties vs United and American

As the 11th anniversary of the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States ebbs closer, it is an event etched in the minds of the majority of Americans. On 9/11/01 we watched in horror as hijacked United Airlines Boeing 767-222 and American Airlines 767-223 aircraft flew into the World Trade Center, the images…

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Bomb Threat In Lavatory Diverts Delta Flight

This morning Delta Air Lines Flight 1706, a Boeing 737-832 (73H), carrying 137 passengers, and 6 crew, departed Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)’s gate A23 at 8:37am, three minutes early, for its 4 hour 46 minute flight to San Diego (SAN), however somewhere over middle America, a Flight Attendant found a note that was…

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TSA Administrator Pistole’s Future : Can He Salvage It?

When John Pistole was tapped to become the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Administrator, while serving at the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), many had high hopes for his leadership of the controversial and poorly guided agency. Prior to joining the TSA, on the 25th of June 2010  Pistole was highly respected…

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Why Do Aviation Security Agencies Miss The Obvious?

It is not often I pose a question regarding airport and aviation security that I don’t know the answer to … or at least have an idea of what the answer should be. If you only like posts that have an answer to the question … then this post isn’t for you. During my few…

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