U.S. tightens international air security – POLITICO.com

All travelers flying into the U.S. from foreign countries will receive tightened random screening, and 100 percent of passengers from 14 terrorism-prone countries will be patted down and have their carry-ons searched, the Obama administration notified airlines on Sunday.The more stringent Transportation Security Administration rules, to take effect at midnight, follow the attempted Christmas Day […]

Security System Failed, Napolitano Acknowledges – NYTimes.com

The secretary of homeland security, Janet Napolitano, said Monday that the thwarted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner represented a failure of the nation’s aviation security system, not the success she and other administration officials had portrayed in comments over the weekend. via Security System Failed, Napolitano Acknowledges – NYTimes.com.

Security reviews under way after airliner attack – AP

Investigators piecing together a brazen attempt to bring down a trans-Atlantic airliner said Sunday the suspect tucked a small bag holding his deadly concoction on his body, using an explosive that would have been easily detected with the right airport equipment. His success in smuggling and partially igniting the material on Friday’s flight to Detroit […]

Rep. Peter King: Flight 253 shows need for tougher aviation security – NYPOST.com

One thing is clear about the attempted terror attack on Christmas Day — we need answers.There is obviously going to be a full-scale congressional investigation into how Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was allowed to board Flight 253 and head to the United States with plans to incinerate 300 innocent people.Mere hours after it happened, I was […]