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Cargo Bomb Scare, October 29 2010 A threat to air cargo shipment was revealed as a plot to down two cargo airplanes bound to Chicago from Yemen was discovered. A Saudi Arabian intelligence agency uncovered the plot just in time and was able to stop the planes while a stop-over for refueling while inbound. Plastic explosives we found inside ink cartridges, creating a new global air scare. “A key US Senate panel announced Tuesday it will hear from top officials next week on closing Gaps in air cargo security after a foiled parcel- bomb plot targeting the United States from Yemen. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a November 16 hearing to examine steps taken in response to the plot, which was uncovered last month. The panel said it would hear from US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) chief John Pistole and US Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Alan Bersin. Two packages addressed to Chicago synagogues containing the hard-to-detect explosive PETN hidden in printer ink cartridges were uncovered in Dubai and Britain's East Midlands Airport on October 28, 2010.” (US Senate panel to probe cargo security gaps. (2010, November 9). Retrieved November 18, 2016, from
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EVOLUTION OF PASSENGERS SCREENING 10 8DD8?p=AWNB) Conclusion As new technologies keep evolving, so do new threats to our daily way of life. Aviation security is melting pot of challenges, technology, science, human factors, religion, etc. which will continue to change and governmental agencies must adapt and overcome new obstacles to keep the general public and our society well balanced and safe. Our government must not let down their guard on National Security, and us the general public must remain vigilant and take an active role in this lengthy ever evolving process of airport security, which I think it, will continue to grow and develop in our culture, society and way of life. Aviation is a thriving industry that literally moves our economy more directly that indirectly, it would be catastrophic to have our country to through another 911. We have to find a way to minimize any future terrorist threats and to make screening a more efficient tool to prevent them.
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EVOLUTION OF PASSENGERS SCREENING 11 References Price, J. C., & Forrest, J. S. (n.d.) Practical aviation security: Predicting and preventing future threats J. H., & Merzer, M. (n.d.). Shoe bomb suspect's motives a mystery. Retrieved November 18, 2016, from DB65?p=AWNB ) The Liquid Bomb Threat. (2006, August 11). Retrieved November 17, 2016, from US Senate panel to probe cargo security gaps. (2010, November 9). Retrieved November 18, 2016, from 8DD8?p=AWNB - security/p11397#p2
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  • Transportation Security Administration, Airport security, Aircraft hijacking, Practical Aviation Security

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