The Heritage Foundation is arguing that there should be a new approach to airport security; one that focuses more on the person than on the bomb. An excerpt:
An improved risk-based approach to identifying dangerous people would entail separating passengers within the terminal checkpoints into at least three defined groups, based on the quantity and quality of information known about each:
Low-risk passengers, about whom a great deal is known;
“Ordinary” passengers (mostly infrequent flyers and leisure travelers); and
High-risk passengers, about whom nothing is known or there is specific negative information.