Monday, July 31, 2006

Airport Security

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.

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